[NL20-NL50] AQ raise

    • GingerKid
      Joined: 05.08.2007 Posts: 5,505
      iPoker - $0.50 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: 103.3 BB (VPIP: 32.43, PFR: 27.03, 3Bet Preflop: 3.85, Hands: 75)
      UTG: 121.78 BB (VPIP: 19.99, PFR: 16.68, 3Bet Preflop: 6.52, Hands: 3,861)
      Hero (MP): 217.52 BB
      CO: 107.4 BB (VPIP: 23.51, PFR: 20.28, 3Bet Preflop: 9.86, Hands: 1,880)
      BTN: 100 BB (VPIP: 23.23, PFR: 19.88, 3Bet Preflop: 8.69, Hands: 1,393)
      SB: 43.5 BB (VPIP: 20.78, PFR: 17.63, 3Bet Preflop: 7.37, Hands: 1,808)

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:spade: Q:heart:

      UTG raises to 3 BB, Hero calls 3 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold

      Flop: (7.5 BB, 2 players) Q:spade: 3:club: 6:heart:
      UTG bets 5 BB, Hero raises to 12 BB, UTG calls 7 BB

      Turn: (31.5 BB, 2 players) A:heart:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 16 BB, UTG calls 16 BB

      River: (63.5 BB, 2 players) J:spade:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 36 BB, fold

      Hero shows A:spade: Q:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Queens)
      Hero wins 60.34 BB

      This is the same guy as from my previous hand, where I turned TT into bluff and raised him on turn.

      I would usually call down this hand, but he cbets turn 47%, and folds to raise after cbet 27%. opens utg 14%.

      Since he folds so small %, I tried this line, but I was hoping he is going to 3bet as bluff, when he calls down I am not sure if I am ahead. What do you think?

      On turn and river I bet smaller, because I think it is really tough to call for him with middle PP, or KQ, KK. I also thought he would 3bet as bluff because my smaller size (dry board), but also thought he could light call down because I just raised him previous hand.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hey G,

      I think call is the standard line like you also mentioned but if he doesn't believe flop raises, it's OK to raise. Your hope should be that he continues with JJ, QJ, etc. On the turn, when the Ace comes it probably ruins your chances of getting called by most midpairs so betting smaller is fine, same for river.

      Nh, wp.