[NL20-NL50] NL25sh AQo sqz

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

      SB: $25.10 (100.4 bb)
      Hero (BB): $26.05 (104.2 bb)
      UTG: $18.42 (73.7 bb)
      MP: $33.40 (133.6 bb) 20/18 (45h)
      CO: $24.40 (97.6 bb)
      BTN: $28.95 (115.8 bb) 36/23 (39h)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q A
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.75, CO folds, BTN calls $0.75, SB folds, Hero raises to $3.20, MP calls $2.45, BTN folds

      Flop: ($7.25) 8 T J (2 players)
      Hero bets $4.20, MP raises to $30.20 and is all-in, Hero folds

      Preflop: I squeeze because AQ sucks OOP multiway without initiative but 20/18 MP could be a decent player who knows where the fold button is and loose BU has weak range here.

      Flop: this is a horrible spot because my hand has some equity: double gutshot, backdoor NFD, maybe outs to TP. But I have about 30% equity against say [TT-QQ,AK] and need approx 40% inc rake to call the shove, so given that he is never bluffing here I was right to fold.
      Is there any argument for doing fancy stuff like check/shove (so that I see all the cards but at least get some fold equity as well as my pot equity)? Probably the answer is just check/fold though, because this flop smashes his 3b calling range?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      I like check/raise here way more.

      1) He is probably going to stab when we check - We are expected to check/fold this 80%+ of the time on this particular board texture
      2) Check/raise just plays way better, we can call a shove if he jams, and if he calls, we can just jam all turns. Spades also improve our hand to a nut flush draw as well.

      In fact, I like c/r so much that I would just use it as a default play with this hand.