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[NL20-NL50] NL50 AQs flush on paired board

    • AchillesBG
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 4,586
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $15.75 (31.5 bb)
      SB: $45.98 (92 bb)
      Hero (BB): $56.39 (112.8 bb)
      UTG: $68.70 (137.4 bb)
      MP: $50 (100 bb)
      CO: $118.39 (236.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q:diamond: A:diamond:
      UTG raises to $1.50, MP folds, CO calls $1.50, 2 folds, Hero calls $1

      Flop: ($4.75) 2:diamond: 8:heart: 8:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $2.50, CO calls $2.50, Hero calls $2.50

      Turn: ($12.25) 3:diamond: (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG checks, CO bets $8.50, Hero calls $8.50, UTG folds

      River: ($29.25) T:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $22, Hero calls $22

      UTG is unknown. CO 26/23 45% agg. freq. 87hands

      In this spot i would squeeze AQo, but AQs has a better playability postflop, so i decided to call. What is best in this spot?

      I think ch/c on the flop is ok.

      On the turn, i decided to check again and reevaluate. I think just calling again is ok? He is not calling a raise with a lot of worse hands.

      On the river, i think that just calling is better. I don`t see much value in raising and folding is too weak.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      I think calling pre is good with suited AQ and closing the action.

      Postflop, when CO also calls, your best play is to just call, you get good odds and it's reasonably likely one of your opponents is drawing to a lower flush.

      On the turn and river I would play the same usually. Raising for value becomes thin even vs worse flushes because they see the paired board.