[NL2-NL10] AQs vs reg who goes crazy on turn

    • axeboy90
      axeboy90
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      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2198223
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      MP: $10.24 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 18, 3B: 12, AF: 5.0, Hands: 354
      Hero (CO): $10.15 - VPIP: 21, PFR: 19, 3B: 8, AF: 3.4, Hands: 39137
      BTN: $17.40 - VPIP: 13, PFR: 11, 3B: 0, AF: 4.3, Hands: 102
      SB: $13.88 - VPIP: 61, PFR: 2, 3B: 0, AF: 0.2, Hands: 44
      BB: $5.00 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 16, 3B: 4, AF: 3.1, Hands: 264
      UTG: $9.10 - VPIP: 32, PFR: 12, 3B: 6, AF: 1.2, Hands: 225

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with Q :heart: A :heart:
      1 fold, MP raises to $0.40, Hero calls $0.40, 2 folds, BB calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.25) 8 :diamond: 4 :club: Q :diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, MP bets $0.80, Hero raises to $2.15, BB folds, MP calls $1.35

      Turn: ($5.55) 4 :heart: (2 players)
      MP checks, Hero bets $3.20, MP raises to $7.69, Hero ???


      I didn't 3betted preflop so the fish from bb could join.

      On the flop, when he donks oop I think it's still reasonable to raise with TPTK.

      Turn is a blank and he x/raises me after calling the raise on flop...WTF?!?! :f_confused:
  • 3 replies
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,297
      Hey Axeboy90,

      Preflop flat is fine.

      Flop raise is close on this texture. It's true there is a flush draw out there but the strongest draw aside from that is a gutshot. Small raise is ok here, but you can legitimately consider just flatting. This potentially keeps the fish in postflop also.

      Small sizing on turn usually works well. FD's/gutshots in villain's range don't like the board pairing and are less likely to call. Weak Qx are already in a tough spot and need all the encouragement they can get to call.

      Vs raise you should probably fold. Most often you will be up against a hand like A:d4, 4:d5, or QQ/KK/AA that slowplayed the flop.
    • axeboy90
      axeboy90
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      So let me get this right: Do you think my raise on flop is small or big? The same question for the turn...


      I have considered calling the flop, but then i give them the possibility to draw for their price....
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
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      Originally posted by axeboy90
      So let me get this right: Do you think my raise on flop is small or big? The same question for the turn...


      I have considered calling the flop, but then i give them the possibility to draw for their price....
      Texture is borderline dry.

      The drier the texture the smaller your bets should be in general.

      Flop raise is not out of the question but you should keep your raise small, which you did for the most part.

      Turn card is blank - the board is even drier after it pairs because draws don't like to call on paired boards. Once again a good reason to bet smaller.

      To summarise, flop sizing is ok, but you perhaps don't need to raise at all. Turn sizing could be smaller.

      Please use "advise judge" function next time you would like a reply. Thanks :)