[NL2-NL10] Slowplaying AQ

    • wizo656
      Joined: 28.12.2008 Posts: 187
      I decided to slowplay my TPTK, because I considered my opponent to be a fish, his stats were 22/23/12,5/106 and, well, he was from Greece. :D So I just called his continuation bet, checked behind him on the turn, thinking that he would bet on the river. Since he didn't, I made a value bet myself, but he went all in. I invested too much already and wanted to see if he really had it, so I called.

      IPoker, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $12.80 (128 bb)
      UTG+2: $10.24 (102.4 bb)
      MP1: $9.57 (95.7 bb)
      MP2: $9.85 (98.5 bb)
      MP3: $13.65 (136.5 bb)
      CO: $3.50 (35 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $9.53 (95.3 bb)
      SB: $8.22 (82.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A Q
      UTG+2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, SB folds, BB raises to $1.30, MP1 folds, Hero calls $0.90

      Flop: ($2.75) 2 Q 5 (2 players)
      BB bets $1.37, Hero calls $1.37

      Turn: ($5.49) 6 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($5.49) 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.74, BB raises to $10.13 and is all-in, Hero calls $4.12

      $19.21 pot ($1.28 rake)
      Final Board: 2 Q 5 6 5
      BB showed 5 8 and won $17.93 ($8.40 net)
      Hero mucked A Q and lost (-$9.53 net)
  • 2 replies
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Preflop calling against the 3bet is fine.

      On the flop, having TPTK we have an easy call here.

      As played, I would always bet the turn here. There are quite a lot of draws and we don't want to give him a free card, plus we want to build up the pot.

      As played, bet/calling the river is fine to me.

    • WpgJets
      Joined: 13.12.2011 Posts: 34
      I'm curious about the advisability of playing a single pair (plus the community pair) that large against that much aggression on the river. I've been playing .05/.1 NL for a couple of months now, and almost always a pot over approx. $2.50 - $3 at showdown with only two players remaining means at least one player has much better than top pair (not counting the community pair).

      This pot was $20, i.e., WAY over what I have repeatedly observed as the max pot size for one pair against a weaker pair. It's possible here that the BB did not have a full house, or AA, or KK, but usually (90% of the time??) he would have had the better hand (at least at the tables I've been playing), even if he was a loose fish.

      Am I way off the mark here? It would seem from the evaluation that I am.