[NL20-NL50] Aq,.,

    • daisuke3823
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:


      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, A.
      MP3 raises to $0.50, CO folds, BU calls $0.50, Hero raises to $2.10, BB folds, MP3 raises to $3.70, BU folds, Hero calls $1.60.

      Flop: ($8.15) 9, T, Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $2.00, Hero raises to $5.50, MP3 calls $3.50.

      Turn: ($19.15) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $8.34, Hero calls $8.34.

      River: ($35.83) A (2 players)

      Final Pot: $35.83.

      35 hands vpip54 pfr14 wtsd16 flop AGG 21 turn 36 river  67    4BET100   

      I think I should raise to $7 on the flop and bet turn?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Daisuke3823,

      Preflop squeeze is fine for dead money purposes but will always be a touch thin vs an MP opener. When MP 4bets I find it hard to believe you are still ahead of his range - looks suspiciously like AA/KK/AK unless you've seen him do this with garbage before. I'd probably fold to 4bet - preflop odds don't matter so much if you are going to suffer from postflop reverse implieds.

      After your raise flop you should probably follow through with a bet on the turn and hope villain can 4bet pf with garbage like QJ or AJ. Despite the texture I'd be tempted to peel villains small bet on flop and hope to get to showdown - it really depends on how you think his preflop range is constructed.