[NL2-NL10] NL5 Zoom AQo float v UTG

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Hero (BTN): $5.58 (111.6 bb)
      SB: $10.29 (205.8 bb)
      BB: $5.05 (101 bb)
      UTG: $6.60 (132 bb)
      MP: $16.58 (331.6 bb)
      CO: $5 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q A
      UTG raises to $0.15, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.15, SB folds, BB calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.47) J 5 5 (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG bets $0.15, Hero calls $0.15, BB folds

      Turn: ($0.77) 2 (2 players)
      UTG bets $0.15, Hero raises to $0.55, UTG calls $0.40

      River: ($1.87) 3 (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      $1.87 pot ($0.08 rake)
      Final Board: J 5 5 2 3
      Hero mucked Q A and lost (-$0.85 net)
      UTG showed Q Q and won $1.79 ($0.94 net)

      UTG - ( $6.60 USD ) - VPIP: 38, PFR: 38, 3B: 0, AF: 3.0, Hands: 8

      Not a huge sample.

      PF: Decided to flat vs UTG's open as I think my AQ does well vs his loose image thus far. Also not sure if he is positionally aware.

      Flop: His bet is super weak & I was deciding to raise it now or just float & then bet on e Turn. BB was also a distraction. I don't really know e pros & cons of just flatting or raising w BB behind. Then decided to just flat & see what happens.

      Turn: BB folding was good, and when UTG bets so small again I decided to go for a raise to push him off AK & other better hands like mid PPs. I also planned to fire on e River if a card higher than T comes.

      Basically put him on a range like AJ+ 66+ & KQ.. I think 2/3 of these hands beat me so I decided to try & make him fold out this part of his range.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey Cheekopeh,

      You seem to have a good grasp of the situation, I agree with your analysis of his range despite the fact that he showed up with QQ.

      Unfortunately the 2 is not really a good card to bluff, but it's great that you are thinking about potential river barrel cards which will help the situation become profitable.

      Seeing as you may not have much fold equity yet are getting a great price flatting turn is also an option - you need 14% equity to call. You usually have around 12% with 6 live overcard outs and should have a small amount of river implieds. But overall the line taken is fine imo.