[NL2-NL10] AQs CO

    • Topdog2904
      Joined: 08.04.2012 Posts: 33
      Hello everyone,

      This is my first hand evaluation, so yay!

      Here is the hand:
      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $2.16 (108 bb)
      BB: $5.20 (260 bb)
      MP: $6.22 (311 bb)
      Hero (CO): $3.69 (184.5 bb)
      BTN: $3.06 (153 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q A
      MP raises to $0.08, Hero raises to $0.20, 3 folds, MP raises to $0.56, Hero calls $0.36

      Flop: ($1.15) A 5 9 (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets $0.65, MP calls $0.65

      Turn: ($2.45) T (2 players)
      MP bets $0.78, Hero??

      Hero raises to $2.48 and is all-in, MP calls $1.70

      River: ($7.41) Q (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results: $7.41 pot ($0.49 rake)
      Final Board: A 5 9 T Q
      MP showed A A and won $6.92 ($3.23 net)
      Hero mucked Q A and lost (-$3.69 net)

      Let me know what you guys think, I have no information on the player. From some previous hands, he seemed a little stronger than the calling stations, but not overly good.

  • 3 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350

      I'd 3-bet this too for value, but when he 4-bets his range just crushes you so I'd be tempted to fold this pre-flop.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi TopDog,

      Welcome to the evaluation forums.

      Preflop: Why are we 3-betting on the smaller side? Given we are deep I'd make it at least 3.5x.

      We should also highly consider folding to 4-bets at these limits. Villain only has stronger hands in his range.

      As played why do we shove the turn? It looks a lot like a polarized bet. Either a scared pair or some monster trying to induce something from you. So we should just call and play the river.

      As a side note, when you leave a reply, don't forget to hit the "advise judge to take another look" button.

      Best regards,

    • Topdog2904
      Joined: 08.04.2012 Posts: 33
      Thanks for the replies guys.

      I think it was probably not adjusting well to the limits. I don't want to 3-bet to 3.5x because I don't want to maintain that betting size for bluffs, however at this limit I would be rarely 3-bet bluffing.

      I called the 4-bet because I thought I could out play the villain in position.

      When the flop comes Ace and it gets check called, I feel that I may be ahead.

      When he bets the turn, I think that I am going to call a river now so I just shove in the hope of equity. When he bets turn, I doubt whether I am ahead, but don't want to over analyse a 2NL hand