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[NL20-NL50] AQ 3bet-ship

    • double2
      Joined: 04.11.2008 Posts: 14,642
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $54.21 (108.4 bb)
      CO: $94.63 (189.3 bb)
      BTN: $55.18 (110.4 bb)
      Hero (SB): $53.36 (106.7 bb)
      BB: $50 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A Q
      2 folds, BTN raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $5, BB folds, BTN raises to $11, Hero raises to $53.36 and is all-in, BTN calls $42.36

      Flop: ($107.22) T 3 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($107.22) 6 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($107.22) 9 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $107.22 pot ($2.50 rake)
      Final Board: T 3 3 6 9
      BTN showed A K and won $104.72 ($51.36 net)
      Hero showed A Q and lost (-$53.36 net)

      Villain 20k hands
      open BU 28% (!)
      fold to 3bet BU 65%
      4bet range BU 5.2%
      Fold to 5bet 35%

      I think this was a spew, in spite of his 4bet range.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      I think against him you are better off 3bet/5betting pairs.. I would say all pairs is a bit overdoing it but 77+ should work well. Given his stats, he calls off the 5bet with about 3.3% range which is JJ+, AK aproximately. Against that range, AQo has only 29% equity while a hand like 88 has 33% equity. That 4% makes quite the difference.

      My approach here would probably be to not 3bet depolarised, although I usually recommend it a lot in BU vs Blinds. Your current opponent opens a lot tighter than average and folds to 3bets a reasonable amount as well. If you 3bet/5bet often you don't get value from him with AQ, AJs, etc.. Unelss BB would make our life hell if we flat here often, I would opt to flat SB as an exception from the usual because the factors are greatly unusual: a tight BU open with quite a high fold vs 3bet.