[NL2-NL10] NL5 AQs trouble

    • woodzzi
      woodzzi
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.03.2011 Posts: 81
      Full Tilt - $0.05 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (SB): $8.37
      BB: $2.07
      UTG: $7.26
      MP: $5.33
      CO: $4.28
      BTN: $3.48

      Hero posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.07) Hero has A:heart: Q:heart:

      UTG raises to $0.10, fold, CO calls $0.10, BTN calls $0.10, Hero calls $0.08, fold

      Flop: ($0.45, 4 players) Q:club: 9:club: 6:club:
      Hero checks, UTG checks, CO bets $0.10, fold, Hero calls $0.10, UTG calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.75, 3 players) 7:heart:
      Hero checks, UTG checks, CO bets $0.05, Hero raises to $0.25, UTG calls $0.25, CO calls $0.20

      River: ($1.50, 3 players) A:spade:
      Hero checks, UTG bets $1.58, fold, Hero calls $1.58

      What do I do with that strange bet sizing on the turn? Does this scream flush or flush draw? At the river upon hitting two pair, is that an easy fold?
  • 2 replies
    • gadget51
      gadget51
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Hi woodzzi,

      Please try to make sure you post your hand into the appropriate section, it will get abetter and quicker response that way, ok? :)

      Moved to No Limit hand evaluations big stack strategy for you, it seems the right place for it. :)

      Regards,

      Mal.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Woodzzi,

      Preflop: I think we should 3-bet this hand preflop for value and isolate one of the weaker players (like BTN or CO).

      Postflop: AS played I don't like the flop call so I'd rather raise for thin value. We are giving them a very cheap way to see the turn and suck out.

      Turn raise should also be much larger because again you are giving them good odds to come along and chase their draw and river is interesting because no draw completed. Only hands that got there are AA/AQ/A9/A6/A7 and he can have them and I doubt UTG slowplayed 2 streets often. So I think a call, for 33 pot odds is fine.