[NL2-NL10] AQs

    • pantasrb
      Joined: 23.12.2012 Posts: 700
      iPoker - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      SB: 94.5 BB
      Hero (BB): 100 BB
      UTG: 361 BB
      MP: 107.5 BB
      CO: 125 BB
      BTN: 29 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:club: Q:club:

      UTG calls 1 BB, fold, CO calls 1 BB, BTN calls 1 BB, SB calls 0.5 BB, Hero checks

      Flop: (5 BB, 5 players) 6:club: 5:heart: 9:spade:
      SB checks, Hero bets 3.5 BB, UTG calls 3.5 BB, CO calls 3.5 BB, fold, fold

      Turn: (15.5 BB, 3 players) 4:club:
      Hero bets 11.5 BB, UTG raises to 23 BB, fold, Hero calls 11.5 BB

      River: (61.5 BB, 2 players) 3:club:
      Hero bets 61.5 BB, UTG calls 61.5 BB

      Hero shows A:club: Q:club: (Flush, Ace High) (Pre 64%, Flop 24%, Turn 32%)
      UTG shows 9:heart: 8:club: (One Pair, Nines) (Pre 36%, Flop 76%, Turn 68%)
      Hero wins 172.5 BB
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: Not raising here is a massive mistake. Firstly, our hand is just so good - It can flop high pairs, some straight and flush draws. Our hand's equity is also way ahead of our opponent's limping ranges. It is very unlikely that they limp hands as strong as AK KK AA QQ So we should always raise here. I'm raising here to 8BB

      Raising also helps to thin the field. It's almost impossible to bluff into a pot of 4 or more players but in a 2 player hand, putting a continuation bet on the Flop as a bluff works a lot more often.

      Postflop: I think this is a very bad spot to bluff.
      -board is super coordinated and people have draws or pairs really often
      -there are 4 other players in the hand so unlikely that you get all of them to fold
      -you are out of position and none of them have shown any signs of weakness yet so bluffing here is just burning money