[NL2-NL10] Just for conformation AA ai at the flop?

    • Barlin63
      Barlin63
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.06.2011 Posts: 104
      Would this be the optimal strategy to play AA here. I thought about my opponent hitting trips but...

      19%/10% VPIP/PFR. Calls 3Bets 33% (small sample). Should I worry too much about him calling the 3bet? After the flop the reraise narrows his range to QQ+,AQs,AQo (Although why would he hypothetical call my 3bet with AQ).

      With a QQ+ range I still have 60% equity at the flop. Should I however consider a fold given his reraise.

      Full Tilt - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP: $2.14 (VPIP: 15.11, PFR: 9.32, 3Bet Preflop: 6.00, Hands: 314)
      CO: $1.55 (VPIP: 35.71, PFR: 12.20, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 44)
      BTN: $2.00 (VPIP: 14.93, PFR: 8.21, 3Bet Preflop: 4.44, Hands: 134)
      SB: $2.00 (VPIP: 17.50, PFR: 3.28, 3Bet Preflop: 1.34, Hands: 839)
      Hero (BB): $1.61
      UTG: $1.76 (VPIP: 26.93, PFR: 5.44, 3Bet Preflop: 0.78, Hands: 354)

      SB posts SB $0.01, Hero posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has A:heart: A:club:

      UTG calls $0.02, MP raises to $0.08, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.24, fold, MP calls $0.16

      Flop: ($0.51, 2 players) Q:heart: 2:club: T:heart:
      Hero bets $0.40, MP raises to $1.32, Hero raises to $1.37 and is all-in, MP calls $0.05

      Turn: ($3.25, 2 players) 6:club:

      River: ($3.25, 2 players) J:club:

      Hero shows A:heart: A:club: (One Pair, Aces) (Pre 82%, Flop 14%, Turn 5%)
      MP shows Q:spade: Q:club: (Three of a Kind, Queens) (Pre 18%, Flop 86%, Turn 95%)
      MP wins $3.09
  • 5 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Barlin,

      Preflop: we are OOP so we should 3-bet larger, especially at 2nl. At least 26-28c.

      Postflop: AQ is definitely in his range given your smaller 3-bet and him having position. Most people call AQ.

      And no, I don't think we can fold the flop.

      Is there any reason as to why you don't have a full stack at the table?
    • Barlin63
      Barlin63
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.06.2011 Posts: 104
      As I consider myself a beginner I play MSS. I have lost too much post flop so I want to improve on that before I continue with a full stack. Previous hand was a win and was waiting for the next BB to move on.

      Thanks for answering!
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Barlin63
      As I consider myself a beginner I play MSS. I have lost too much post flop so I want to improve on that before I continue with a full stack. Previous hand was a win and was waiting for the next BB to move on.

      Thanks for answering!
      Oh ok, that explains it.

      How many tables do you play (as MSS and BSS)?

      You are welcome,

      Bogdan
    • Barlin63
      Barlin63
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.06.2011 Posts: 104
      I play 6 tables MSS at once. For now this seems the most optimal for me and is just between too much and getting bored. Because I have to switch tables once in a while I sometimes drop to 4 or 5 tables. I played also BSS 6 tables.

      Today after analyzing my game I realized that my biggest leak is post flop play so for now I will stick to the post flop chart and only divert if I have reads on the opponents.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Barlin63
      I play 6 tables MSS at once. For now this seems the most optimal for me and is just between too much and getting bored. Because I have to switch tables once in a while I sometimes drop to 4 or 5 tables. I played also BSS 6 tables.

      Today after analyzing my game I realized that my biggest leak is post flop play so for now I will stick to the post flop chart and only divert if I have reads on the opponents.
      Postflop is not easy and as a beginner it will be the hardest area. However, do not ignore preflop either because a lot of the big mistakes we make start there.

      When you go back to trying BSS start with 3-4 tables rather than 6.