[NL20-NL50] AQo against loose

    • Gonchan
      Joined: 14.06.2011 Posts: 2,877
      IPoker, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
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      SB: $49.23 (98.5 bb)
      BB: $48.50 (97 bb)
      Hero (CO): $50 (100 bb)
      BTN: $94.26 (188.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A Q
      Hero raises to $1.50, BTN folds, SB raises to $5, BB folds, Hero calls $3.50

      Flop: ($10.50) A 2 9 (2 players)
      SB bets $5.25, Hero calls $5.25

      Turn: ($21) 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $10.50, Hero calls $10.50

      River: ($42) J (2 players)
      SB bets $28.48, Hero calls $28.48

      $98.96 pot ($2.00 rake)
      Final Board: A 2 9 2 J
      SB showed K A and won $96.96 ($47.73 net)
      Hero mucked A Q and lost (-$49.23 net)

      17/14/1.0k 3bsb17 cb flop 3bpot 89 turn cb 57 ft4b40

      Should I fold river because he would play not too agressively..
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Gonchan,

      Preflop call is fine since SB is probably 3betting quite wide.

      You have to call flop when you hit an Ace. I would also call most of the time on non Ace boards.

      Turn is awkward. 2 is not a good card for villain to barrel. If turn was T there are clearly more combinations of hands he is going to 2nd barrel light with.

      This means villain is either on an unlikely stone cold bluff or he has the nuts. Even AJ may not feel comfortable 2 barrelling for value on this texture when not many worse hands could call.

      By the river when one of the only conceivable worse hands villain could be value betting gets there you are beat by villains entire value range. Your only hope is that he is randomly 3barreling a hand like KQs, and even with a highish turn barrel in 3bet pot it seems unlikely.

      Possibly fold turn depending on tendencies, definitely fold river unless you are convinced villain will just 3barrel garbage.