[NL2-NL10] FR 5 AQ raise UTG

    • punta
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      Tight table so AQ UTG was it ok to raise this early - I am just getting back into playing poker at the mo - alarm bells did ring but i just cant lay it down can I ???????

      Party Poker
      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.02/$0.04
      10 players
      Converter

      Stack sizes:
      Hero: $5.12
      UTG+1: $5.04
      UTG+2: $6.91
      MP1: $5.21
      MP2: $5.32
      MP3: $2.17
      CO: $5.28
      Button: $2.88
      SB: $1.58
      BB: $5.09

      Pre-flop: (10 players) Hero is UTG with Q A
      Hero raises to $0.16, 8 folds, BB calls.

      Flop: Q 5 9 ($0.34, 2 players)
      BB bets $0.3, Hero raises to $1, BB raises all-in $4.63, Hero calls.

      Turn: 4 ($0.34, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: $0.34)


      River: 2 ($0.34, 1 player + 1 all-in - Main pot: $0.34)


      Results:
      Final pot: $0.34
      Hero shows Qc As
      BB shows Kh Kc
  • 12 replies
    • generals007
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      AQ is a fold pf UTG.

      gen
    • Tosh5457
      Tosh5457
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      Against unknown I wouldn't fold there, he might do that with Qx.
    • generals007
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      Originally posted by Tosh5457
      Against unknown I wouldn't fold there, he might do that with Qx.
      Fold where? Noone folded anywhere in the hand....

      gen
    • Faye6891
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      IMO AQ is playable in EP, but only if you got pretty decent post-flop skills, If you're not sure if you should be playing it UTG, then you're better off folding it.

      As played, in NL5, I'm also calling his push.
    • generals007
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      I'm also calling his push to allin postflop on NL5.

      I don't think AQ is playable EP.

      Either you don't raise pf and have to fold against a raise behind you because his handrange beats you most of the time (AK, AQ, AJ, AA, KK, QQ, JJ, TT - you're beat by AK, AA, KK, QQ, have a coinflip on JJ, TT, AQ and you beat AJ). Additionally you often get beat by some draw on the flop if you allow cheap limping. Or you raise and get called with opponents with about the same hand range and are beat most of the time.
      Additionally you are oop postflop.

      gen
    • srohack
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      hi
      aq its a raise in early position
      i would call his raise here . his range is very wide and you are often ahead
      gl
    • srohack
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      everytime when you are not sure of the move you are going to make folding is the best decision because at least you are sure you wont lose money
    • punta
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      Thinking about this. I still like my play until i shoved - i had no stats, other than he min raised quite a bit, and when i did see what he was doing this with, it was a AXs sort of hand.

      Folding was the better option with out reads on this guy - in my opinion that is :D

      Thanks for the comments :)
    • punta
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      Originally posted by srohack
      everytime when you are not sure of the move you are going to make folding is the best decision because at least you are sure you wont lose money
      SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO True
    • Tosh5457
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      Originally posted by generals007
      Originally posted by Tosh5457
      Against unknown I wouldn't fold there, he might do that with Qx.
      Fold where? Noone folded anywhere in the hand....

      gen
      Yea but he's asking what to do..?

      And punta, why do you think folding is a better option just because he miniraises with Axs? This isn't a miniraise, and he miniraises with Axs preflop or postflop?

      I didn't quite understand why would you fold just because he miniraises with Axs, but if you think he's got a FD here you have to call.
    • punta
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      all I was saying tosh5457 is i didnt have any reads on the guy other than he min raises pre flop earlyish with Axs - NOWT to do with me folding or calling this hand mate.
    • arjun2001
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      wat else can he be shoving. He is either shoving over pair, two pair or set. I don't see him making a move with anything else except that or a queen with king kicker.

      You guys don't think of it as NL 5, because for Hero it is the only stakes he ahs BR for.