[NL20-NL50] nl30sh - AQ flop cbet

    • prevolsek
      Joined: 18.02.2009 Posts: 290
      OnGame - $0.30 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG: $31.36
      MP: $27.60
      CO: $35.47
      Hero (BTN): $31.74
      SB: $40.28
      BB: $44.26

      Villain is 26/22, AF 1.6 and WTSD 19 over 309 hands

      SB posts SB $0.15, BB posts BB $0.30

      Pre Flop: ($0.45) Hero has Q:spade: A:club:

      fold, MP raises to $0.90, CO calls $0.90, Hero raises to $3.60, fold, fold, MP calls $2.70, fold

      Flop: ($8.55, 2 players) 9:club: 8:heart: 2:spade:
      MP checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($8.55, 2 players) 9:diamond:
      MP checks, Hero checks

      River: ($8.55, 2 players) K:spade:
      MP checks, Hero checks

      If I bet the flop I get AK to fold, PPs will probablly call one bullet. This is why I just check on the flop. But the thing is that I don't know if it makes sense to 3-bet the flop with AQ if I'm not prepared to bet here. So how should I play this hand?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello prevolsek,

      Squeezing is still standard here whilst we also have position. Though I'd also CB the flop cause we gain with that a free card and most likely avoid the possibility to think of calling the turn -> aka we hit a draw as GS or something and then going into calling mode.

      Also we should have here decent fold equity and may easily even double-barrel to get rid of his PP range whilst he doesn't seem to go to showdown a lot.

      Best Regards.