[NL20-NL50] AQ vs 3bet (aggressive opponent,small sample)

    • PewPewPoker
      PewPewPoker
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      Joined: 11.08.2011 Posts: 106
      Hi,

      BTN has been raising a lot: 33/30/37 (vpip/pfr/3bet) over just 40 hands, so I didn't'want to fold my AQ right away. A call would be very tough to play OOP, but if he 5bets after my 4bet I wouldnt be very happy to get it in. I don't really see the best play here without any specific reads... How would you play this hand?

      iPoker - $0.50 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: $62.41
      SB: $17.02
      BB: $54.00
      UTG: $81.64
      Hero (CO): $50.50

      SB posts SB $0.25, BB posts BB $0.50

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.75) Hero has A:club: Q:spade:

      fold, Hero raises to $2.00, BTN raises to $6.50, fold, fold, Hero raises to $15.50, BTN raises to $62.41, Hero ???
  • 4 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hey,

      4betting here is fine when you can't call OOP profitably and he's clearly been active, however your sizing is way too big imo. You can just make it 25bb, 31bb is overdoing it. His range doesn't change whether you make it 25bb or 31bb imo, just go as long as you can for that to happen.
    • PewPewPoker
      PewPewPoker
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      Joined: 11.08.2011 Posts: 106
      ok I like the 4 bet but world you call a 5 bet allin? If he ships aq+ TT+ i dont have enough equity to call right? The problem is, I don't have a 5 bet range for him... What would you think a standard 5 bet range is for him?
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      JJ+, AK or something like that is their standard. Don't overthing it until you actually see someone do funky stuff over a lot more than 40 hands. 40 hands is not enough to draw conclusions you can only make some smart guesses.
    • PewPewPoker
      PewPewPoker
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      Joined: 11.08.2011 Posts: 106
      Oh ok, so a smaller 4bet, and fold to a 5bet allin would be indeed a way better play :P Ok thanks :D