[NL20-NL50] AQ against min raise flop

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,720
      iPoker - $0.20 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 87.1 BB
      UTG: 47.65 BB
      MP: 108.2 BB
      CO: 100.5 BB
      BTN: 44.4 BB
      Hero (SB): 195.6 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 4 BB, BB calls 3 BB

      Flop: (8 BB, 2 players) T:heart: 3:diamond: Q:spade:
      Hero bets 5 BB, BB raises to 11.5 BB, Hero calls 6.5 BB

      Turn: (31 BB, 2 players) J:spade:
      Hero checks, BB bets 23.25 BB, Hero calls 23.25 BB

      River: (77.5 BB, 2 players) K:heart:
      Hero bets 156.85 BB, fold

      Hero shows A:diamond: Q:club: (Straight, Ace High)
      Hero wins 73.65 BB

      he is unknown.

      Flop, tough spot. I cant really fold to min raise, but is it pointless to call flop fold turn blinds vs blinds?
      I think turn is bad card, he now improves QJ, and beats me with QT, JT, but K would be definitely worse.
      I always expect him to bet at least turn after min raise, even with draws, or bluff. Is river shove donk ok? He always checks back with non Ax
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi mlatasrb,

      Perflop: looks fine

      Postflop: I agree that it's a tough spot but there's a chance of worse raising since villain appears fishy (stack size) so I would play flop/turn the same and look to fold river if he shoves (UI).

      Given that particular river we have 50 BB left in a pot of 77. Since he is fishy we have a chance to get called by a strong hand like 2p or sets although I think that a bet of 25-30 BB will get us called a lot more often.