[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH AQo

    • Ka0s
      Ka0s
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      Joined: 05.11.2008 Posts: 722
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Hand afspelen

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $9.04
      MP3:
      $12.68
      CO:
      $8.26
      BU (Hero):
      $6.24
      SB:
      $5.00


      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, A.
      MP3 folds, CO raises to $0.20, Hero raises to $0.60, SB folds, BB calls $0.55, CO calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.82) 2, 3, Q (3 players)
      BB checks, CO checks, Hero bets $1.30, BB calls $1.30, CO folds.

      Turn: ($4.42) 6 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($4.42) Q (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.00, BB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $4.42.


      What do I do on the turn? The straight and the flush gets there. I hate to get raised so I went for bluff induce (his aggr factor was 12.0) + I can make the nut flush. I also thought about check-raising, but I think I only get it in against a flush.

      edit: the above doesn't make sense since I'm in position. I just want to know the best turnplay
  • 7 replies
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Check/raising? :f_eek: You can try. Don't forget to post the hand if you manage to check/raise someone IP :)

      Check behind turn call river sounds like the best line for me as well.
    • Ka0s
      Ka0s
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      Joined: 05.11.2008 Posts: 722
      yeah can't checkraise either, only a potsize bet left + overrepping my hand.

      edit: lol haha, I'm in position. that's why I get the fishy?
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      :) I usually quit the session once I start check/raising IP: I must be either drunk or asleep.

      On the turn I like your play because:
      • stronger doesn't fold
      • weaker doesn't call (well, maybe Ks, but he might fold easily as well)
      • there are no draws to protect our hand from (just a few gutshots)
      • by checking behind we might induce a bet from weaker queens or whatever called the flop


      River value bet is also good: weaker queens can call.
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      What's the reason for 3betting preflop here?

      As played, betting the flop is fine.

      I actually prefer betting the turn again and planning to check back the river. We can take value from worse and we won't have to face a river bet.

      On the river your bet is fine.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Originally posted by kymupa
      Hello,

      What's the reason for 3betting preflop here?

      As played, betting the flop is fine.

      I actually prefer betting the turn again and planning to check back the river. We can take value from worse and we won't have to face a river bet.

      On the river your bet is fine.

      Best,
      Plamen
      Plamen, would you flat call preflop against an unknown? We 3-bet here only if we feel like we are far ahead his steal range, yup?

      Is check behind turn call river good if we were up against an aggressive guy who loves bluffing? Alternatively, a fit/fold guy who won't call with a spade or a weaker queen here.
    • Ka0s
      Ka0s
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      I 3bet because it's a CO open whos range is wide enough. Against a UTG I'd just flat. Also the bb was pretty aggressive and I don't want him to squeeze. I used to flat here, but I want to 3bet more in position. I think I don't 3bet enough.

      I would prefer to flat with AQ suited which plays better postflop. What do you think about that?
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      I prefer flatting here without information.
      CO's range could be wide enough, but then we have to think he's going to call with worse hands OOP.

      @Th334

      If we were against an aggressive guy I don't mind checking back the turn.
      Against a fit or fold guy, I'm more like betting since he's most likely to call us with a Q here.