[NL20-NL50] NL50 ZOOM: AQ defend in 3b pot

    • yougotfelted51
      Joined: 04.02.2010 Posts: 1,276
      villain playing 27/21/20 3bet, 15 AF through 70 hands
      flop cb/turn cb is 67 (6) and 100 (1)

      thoughts on all streets?

      can we bet river? im not sure what worse will call.... maybe AJ?

      also, can we consider betting super small in an attempt to induce vs this particular villain?

      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $50 (100 bb)
      SB: $50.25 (100.5 bb)
      BB: $58.57 (117.1 bb)
      UTG: $27.42 (54.8 bb)
      MP: $97.12 (194.2 bb)
      Hero (CO): $95.70 (191.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q A
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, BTN folds, SB raises to $4.50, BB folds, Hero calls $3

      Flop: ($9.50) 2 3 T (2 players)
      SB bets $4, Hero calls $4

      Turn: ($17.50) A (2 players)
      SB bets $8, Hero calls $8

      River: ($33.50) 3 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      Preflop: I don't know what your image and 4betting strategy is but I usually 4b/call here in these positions especially such an aggressive opponent.

      Flop: Definitely not folding here especially vs such a small bet and when you have 2 overs + a backdoor

      Turn: I'm never folding now regardless of the river runout.

      River: I'm pretty sure you have the best hand now so I don't think checking is an option. It's between betting large vs betting small. I do think he's check/folding a lot, cos I can't think of too many hands you would double float with and then bluff on the River.

      This means that you should bet small to either induce a crying call or a desperate bluff. 1/4-1/3 pot would be great for that purpose.