[NL2-NL10] NL20 AQo raise flop or call?

    • Semesa
      Semesa
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      i figured he would have re-raised the flop with a higher ace(or probably even AQ), when he bet it i thought he either:
      a. was a donkey betting an ace rag [x]correct answer
      b. hit 2 pair
      c. slowplaying aces
      d. figured i had a mid-high pocket and bet the flop to take down the pot(in other words, complete bluff)


      Known players:
      SB:
      $19.81
      BB:
      $20.10
      UTG:
      $7.90
      UTG+1:
      $30.47
      Hero:
      $4.20
      MP1:
      $21.65
      MP2:
      $4.93
      MP3:
      $13.30
      CO:
      $19.81
      BU:
      $27.59

      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with A:heart: , Q:club:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.60, 3 folds, SB calls $0.50, BB folds.

      Flop: ($2.00) A:diamond: , 6:heart: , 9:club: (3 players)
      SB bets $1.00, Hero raises to $3.60 (All-In), MP2 folds, SB calls $2.60.

      Turn: ($9.20) 6:club:
      River: ($9.20) 9:diamond:


      Final Pot: $9.20

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and nines (Ah Qc)
      SB shows two pairs, aces and nines (As Ts)

      Hero wins with two pairs, aces and nines (Ah Qc)
  • 3 replies
    • AndriusLT
      AndriusLT
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.09.2007 Posts: 189
      I would also pushed the flop.
      However I am not sure about PF. As I remember AQ is not playable from early position besides that you should raise to 4x big blind.
    • Semesa
      Semesa
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      i dont tend to use the bronze SHC, as i find your profitability differs ALOT based on the table you are at. i usually quickly scan the average VP$IP and PFR range of the table, and base my raises etc on that.

      i've been at tables where i can comfortably shove AJ against a late raiser from a blind.
    • ysessa
      ysessa
      Basic
      Joined: 11.07.2008 Posts: 1,331
      Hi Semesa,

      board has no draws nothing so you could consider a flop call in position and push the turn if he checks, but a raise on the flop is also fine. AQo shouldn't be a standard raise from utg but its no big fault.

      Best Regards

      Ysessa