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[NL2-NL10] [SH] AQo vs raise

    • GreenPiece
      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players

      Opponent unknown

      BTN: $6.78
      SB: $5.58
      BB: $7.40
      UTG: $5.70
      Hero (MP): $5.06
      CO: $5.00

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero has A:spade: Q:club:

      UTG raises to $0.20, Hero calls $0.20, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.47, 2 players) T:heart: 3:spade: 4:club:
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      I think his range is polarized here, it's either a monster or trash but what kind of trash? The only better hand which can fold here is AK but I can't say how often AK would play this way. So I decide to check as I see no value in bluffing and nothing in value betting.

      Turn: ($0.47, 2 players) 7:heart:
      UTG bets $0.20, fold

      UTG wins $0.45
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      In this spot I would 3bet here. Against a 4x UTG open we don't really stand good with AQo, so I'd rather turn my hand into a bluff.

      As played, checking back the flop is nice. We don't really get him to fold better, and we AQ high we do have decent SD value, so I'd try to check down here.

      When he bets the turn folding is fine.