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[NL2-NL10] NL5 - Shallow - AQo SB vs BB

    • painterman007
      Joined: 08.05.2009 Posts: 82
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.05(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($2.76)
      BB ($2.54)
      UTG ($2.72)
      CO ($1.96)
      BTN ($0.93)

      Dealt to Hero A:heart: Q:club:

      UTG calls $0.05, CO calls $0.05, fold, Hero raises to $0.25, BB calls $0.20, fold, fold

      FLOP ($0.60) 3:heart: 5:spade: Q:heart:

      [color=red]Hero bets $0.47, BB raises to $2.29 (AI), Hero ???

      This was a "shallow" table, meaning the max buy-in was $2

      Standard 3+1+1bb raise.
      3/4pot bet. Protect from draws while trying to keep worse Qx and some PP in. What do you think of the size?
      His raise tells me he is either drawing, has a queen or a set. I see him calling more often with a set, though, and I think I can see the flushdraw often in this situation. Sets aswell, but also quite often worse queens from "bored"/tilted microstakes player. Thoughts?

      My decision:
      I decided to call here, thinking I would win in most cases, and I still think so, however I found this interesting and would like to hear your thoughts, and if you think I am wrong! :)

      Thank you for your time! :)
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Painterman,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Flop: For a shallow table I would have no problem going all in with my TPTK w/ backdoor nut flush draw.

      Villain can raise/stack off with worse 1p type hands and draws.

      The bet size you chose on the flop is fine (large enough to get value/protection and be able to shove the turn)