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[NL20-NL50] FR zoom AQs

    • tatartom
      tatartom
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.11.2010 Posts: 880
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $24.04 (48.1 bb)
      SB: $63.06 (126.1 bb)
      Hero (BB): $56.13 (112.3 bb)
      UTG+1: $50 (100 bb)
      UTG+2: $55.27 (110.5 bb)
      MP1: $77.97 (155.9 bb)
      MP2: $55.19 (110.4 bb)
      MP3: $20.25 (40.5 bb)
      CO: $20.57 (41.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A Q
      7 folds, SB raises to $1.25, Hero calls $0.75

      Flop: ($2.50) 9 A 2 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.67, Hero calls $1.67

      Turn: ($5.84) 4 (2 players)
      SB bets $3.75, Hero calls $3.75

      River: ($13.34) J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $8.40, SB raises to $22.25, Hero folds

      Results:
      $30.14 pot ($1.36 rake)
      Final Board: 9 A 2 4 J
      SB mucked and won $28.78 ($13.71 net)
      Hero mucked A Q and lost (-$15.07 net)


      Hey, he seemed to 4bet a lot, but this stats was bought and I had no history with him and I didnt want to 3b/szip without at least one 3 bet in blind war.
      So as played I think flop and turn is ok since he folds a lot to raises and there arent many draws.
      On River I did bet for value form weaker Aces and maybe Jx but he suddenly made quick raise.
      I dont know what to think abut it. Im unk to him and he should bet with strong hands to not miss value from Ax etc.
      I folded and Im not sure about it, he raises and check/raises very little, so I figured that he did check/raise with very strong hand cause he just wanted to do it.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Hi.

      Preflop: He opens 50% in SB, calls a lot and 4bets a lot. I think this is an easy 3b/5b spot. People do 4b bluff a lot even without dynamics. If they pick up hands with blockers they'll often just do it anyway with hands like AT/KJo which aren't strong enough to call OOP without reads. AQ should be a default 3b in these positions anyway and your reads gave you no good reason to stray away from the norm.

      Flop: This could be a raise or call - I'm assuming you have no dynamics here so calling is standard. Plan is to never fold on blank runouts vs 3-barrels.

      River: Very tough spot - I think someone who isn't getting too out of line will rarely take this line as a bluff. Folding is reasonable at NL50 FR IMO - Most players aren't bluffing here.

      Game Theory wise I think you are close to the top of your range - I guess your range here starts at AT for value betting River, and you have AQ/AJ? You probably fold J9 on the Turn. This is close though, I don't mind calling some AQ combos without a diamond in them - More likely for villain to c/r bluff with some busted diamond draw.

      I'll probably just fold anyway.

      Thanks.