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[NL20-NL50] NL25sh AQs pair+FD

    • member001
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
      Full Tilt, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, Rush, 6 Players

      CO: $23.45 (93.8 bb)
      BTN: $35.16 (140.6 bb)
      SB: $24.10 (96.4 bb)
      Hero (BB): $26.76 (107 bb)
      UTG: $33.28 (133.1 bb)
      MP: $25.95 (103.8 bb) unknown

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A Q
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.50, 3 folds, Hero raises to $1.70, MP calls $1.20

      Flop: ($3.50) 9 K K (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.90, MP calls $1.90

      Turn: ($7.30) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $7.30, Hero calls $7.30

      River: ($21.90) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      $21.90 pot ($1.09 rake)
      Final Board: 9 K K Q 7
      Hero showed A Q and won $20.81 ($9.91 net)
      MP showed J Q and lost (-$10.90 net)

      Pre: is 3bet ok with AQs? I'm last to act preflop so I could just call the minraise, but I prefer to have the initiative OOP.

      Flop: not the best board to cbet as I'm less likely to have hit the paired K, but I think it's fine and I have good equity with NFD+high cards.

      Turn: now I beat almost everything except Kx. I definitely can't make better hands (Kx) fold, and I don't think many worse hands will call (lower PPs should all fold; maybe some draws or Qx might call) so I go for check/call. His bet size was a bit of a shock though. I only have approx 20% equity vs Kx hands, so I can only call the pot-sized bet if I think he does this with draws/bluffs or valuebets Qx. On the other hand, his big bet size looks quite bluffy and my line has kind of induced him to try to take the pot from me, so I call.

      River: I guess this should be a check/fold if he bets big, because after I call the big turn bet he can't think he has much fold equity on a blank, so he's unlikely to bluff again.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      Pre with AQs and closing the action at such a good price I usually prefer calling vs MP unless I know he is a bit loose with opening or too cally vs 3bets. It wont be -EV it's more of a general game plan.

      Postflop seems fine and I'm surprised by turn sizing too. You do have some outs in case you are behind and he can still bet worse. River I would snap fold if he bets again very large. I think you played it well, nothing major to disagree with just like I said a few personal prefernce things but not drastically changing in EV imo.