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[NL20-NL50] SH25 ZOOM AQs sqz pot vs fish

    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,020
      PokerStars - $0.25 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 208.24 BB
      SB: 22.76 BB
      Hero (BB): 108.52 BB
      UTG: 267.64 BB
      MP: 132.96 BB
      CO: 224.6 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has Q:heart: A:heart:

      fold, fold, CO raises to 2 BB, BTN calls 2 BB, fold, Hero raises to 8.88 BB, fold, BTN calls 6.88 BB

      Flop: (20.16 BB, 2 players) 9:spade: A:spade: K:club:
      Hero bets 13.32 BB, BTN raises to 26.64 BB, Hero calls 13.32 BB

      Turn: (73.44 BB, 2 players) 2:club:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 41 BB, Hero raises to 73 BB and is all-in, BTN calls 32 BB

      River: (219.44 BB, 2 players) J:club:

      co is a regular fish (3-tabler 47/21, 0/34 3bet), btn is "unknown" 1-tabler.

      pre standard big value sqz/f? best line on flop (aka "fold or not fold")?
      i am usually scared to hell of these fish minraises but in this flop he can't rep that many strong hands so i called and waited to stack on a blank turn, under that light 2 is great ofc.

      also feel like i am betting slightly too big on the flop.
  • 2 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      AkX flop is so good for u that i dont see how u can fold. He rarely has aa ak kk so he reps k9 A9 99 and some worse AX and flushdraws. I dont think he is necessarily the ultra passive type of fish.

      Abt flop size i think itd alright as balance isnt too important here.

      Looks like an easy bet/3bet here, dont need to feel too bad abt it if u run into 99. If u had a sligtly weaker kicker like AJ or AT then maybe your flat flop check push turn makes more sense but i think AQ is too strong for that.
    • pokerferrer
      Joined: 05.03.2008 Posts: 6,347
      Minraise is equal to nuts. The question is how the opponent evaluates his hand. Many fishes are able to play top pairs with weak kickers that way, because for them it is nuts. I think we can fold here tptk in squeezed pot. And definitely as mbml said 3bet flop here is optimal since we are oop.