[NL2-NL10] NL 5 6max AQ on draw board vs fish

    • Arxyn
      Arxyn
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.11.2009 Posts: 25
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 100 BB
      SB: 100.4 BB
      BB: 211.8 BB
      UTG: 315.6 BB 61 VPIP / 7 PFR over 31 hands
      CO: 92 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.07) Hero has A:spade: Q:club:

      UTG calls 1 BB, CO calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 6 BB, fold, fold, UTG calls 5 BB, CO calls 5 BB

      Flop: ($0.97, 3 players) J:club: A:heart: Q:spade:
      UTG checks, CO checks, Hero bets 19 BB, UTG calls 19 BB, fold

      Turn: ($2.87, 2 players) 3:diamond:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 38 BB, UTG raises to 76 BB, Hero calls 37 BB and is all-in

      River: ($10.37, 2 players) 5:spade:

      UTG shows T:heart: K:club: (Straight, Ace High) (Pre 38%, Flop 82%, Turn 91%)
      Hero shows A:spade: Q:club: (Two Pair, Aces and Queens) (Pre 62%, Flop 18%, Turn 9%)
      UTG wins 198.8 BB

      Preflop

      Get two people to limp in before flop, bet 6BB (4BB + 1 BB for each limper) Seems pretty standard.

      Post Flop

      I flop two pair however it is a very draw heavy board and I got two callers. I bet pot size for maximum protection. Fish calls and turn shows safe card. This is where I start to get confused. Do I want to check turn for pot control or should I be betting for value? What does a a call from this type of player actually mean? I don't have too many hands on him but he does seem to be pretty terrible.

      I decide to bet 50% pot, I'm not sure why I did though. Would 70% be better if I decide to bet? At this point I see myself pot committed to the pot so when he puts me all-in I call.

      I think putting villain on this range is fairly reasonable.

      http://www.pokerstrategy.com
      Board: AhQsJc3d
      Equity Win Tie
      MP2 55.74% 52.23% 3.51% { AsQc }
      MP3 44.26% 40.75% 3.51% { JJ+, AJs+, KTs, JTs, AJo+, KTo, JTo }

      Seems to me like turn is a sure call.

      Any feedback on hand or my thought process would be greatly appreciated.

      Thank you!

      Regards,
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Preflop isolating is good.

      I'd bet around 15bb on the flop.
      Betting the pot is ok as long as you think they will be calling you.

      On the turn I don't like your bet here.
      You basically put 50% of your stack here, so I prefer just to shove here, or bet smaller.
      When he pushesh we have an easy call. I'm never folding my two pair here.

      Best,
      Plamen