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

    • Arxyn
      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


      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.
      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!

  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      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.