[NL2-NL10] NL16 AQs vs BU

    • TheWinnerTakesItAll
      TheWinnerTakesItAll
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 1,187
      BU stats 50/27 AF:2,3 cbet flop:67(3) fold to 3bet:50(2) after 33 hands.

      Probably should have 3betted pre flop.

      But as played that do you think?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.08/$0.16 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $45.27
      CO:
      $49.68
      BU:
      $13.63
      SB (Hero):
      $20.92
      BB:
      $40.28
      MP1:
      $56.42
      MP2:
      $39.56


      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, A.
      4 folds, BU raises to $0.32, Hero calls $0.24, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.8) K, J, A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.80, Hero calls $0.80.

      Turn: ($2.4) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $1.12, Hero calls $1.12.

      River: ($4.64) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $2.24, Hero ???
  • 2 replies
    • CPallo
      CPallo
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      Indeed, 3-bet pre-flop to get value e.g from his worse Ax and to gain the initiative. Now you are calling this down blind.

      When you bink 2 pairs on river and he bets so small I think you could even call, he isn't representing that much there.
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      Preflop: I would 3bet here, SB is not a good position to call in because BB can either squeeze you out of the hand or call and both situations aren't favourable or you. There is also a lot of value to be had vs a wide BU opening range.

      Flop: Standard c/c for 2 streets

      River: River is a tough one. If he bets large I'll probably fold. I think calling may be fine too vs this half pot bet. We have very limited info on villain and the flush draw did miss. If we had more reads on villain's aggression levels, we could make a better decision.

      I think this river is one where we actually improve to a straight a fair amount of the time (AT/QT/JT/KT) so I don't mind folding this here.