[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR AQo from BB

    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
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      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Known Players:
      UTG3: $2.27 - 114 bb
      MP1: $1.63 - 82 bb
      MP2: $0.78 - 39 bb
      MP3: $1.86 - 93 bb
      CO: $2.97 - 149 bb
      BU: $2.19 - 110 bb
      SB: $6.92 - 346 bb
      BB: $2.97 - 149 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (8 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.417.4

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:club: , Q:heart:
      SB posts small blind ($0.01), Hero posts big blind ($0.02), 3 folds, MP3 raises for $0.06, 3 folds, Hero calls

      Flop: ($0.13 - 6.50 bb) 9:heart: , 7:heart: , 2:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.12, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled back ($0.12)

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      MP3 seemed to be a reg.

      Preflop: fine.

      Flop: was goind for a c/c before I saw the bet size. Opted to fold as it seemed very strong and my FD was not to the nuts. I don't think I have enough clean outs here to call (even with implied odds).
  • 3 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      I'm not a big fan of calling this hand preflop OOP against a reg. The truth is we can't really play it quite profitable postflop unless we have spotted a major leak in his game, so I would rather go for a 3bet as a bluff here.

      I like check/folding the flop here although we have FD and the overcards. Our draw isn't strong enough and our overcards may not be outs as well, so we could easily end up paying his good hands if we hit, so folding is fine.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
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      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Hi Plamen

      Thanks for the evaluation!

      I didn't quite get the reasoning why would you turn AQ into bluff. I know that we could turn the top of our folding range into 3bet bluffs. However, what I don't understand is why we are folding AQ from BB. MP3 OR range is quite wide (mine for example is 14.33% 22+, AT+, BWs, SC) and AQ has 50.9% equity against that range.

      Equity Win Tie
      MP2 49.10% 45.65% 3.45% { 22+, ATs+, KTs+, QTs+, JTs, T9s, 98s, 87s, 76s, 65s, 54s, ATo+ }
      MP3 50.90% 47.45% 3.45% { AQo }

      Could you please explain this a little bit more?
    • kymupa
      kymupa
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      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Well,

      There is quite a good probability that regs on these stakes doesn't really open wide at MP. For instance - I really don't think that a NL2 player should open hands like KT/QT/JT/other SC/ATo from this position. Not that you can not play this profitably, but if you are a NL2 player you are most likely to be a beginner, and beginners should not play marginal hands.

      So having this said, it is quite likely that villain's range should be quite tighter.

      Also, we are OOP and we are likely to face a lot of cbets on the flop, and even if we hit top pair, we can't comfortably call down (which is a leak to a lot the beginners - they are not capable of folding top pairs where they are beat), so instead of going into marginal places where you could easily lose money, why don't you turn your hand into a bluff where it can win you money?