[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH AQ 3bet pot

    • trzewia
      Joined: 05.01.2012 Posts: 267
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      BTN: $7.16 (143.2 bb)
      SB: $5 (100 bb)
      BB: $5.35 (107 bb)
      Hero (MP): $8.77 (175.4 bb)
      CO: $5 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with A Q
      Hero raises to $0.20, 2 folds, SB raises to $0.65, BB folds, Hero calls $0.45

      Flop: ($1.35) A 5 K (2 players)
      SB bets $0.75, Hero calls $0.75

      Turn: ($2.85) 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($2.85) Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.25, SB folds

      $2.85 pot ($0.12 rake)
      Final Board: A 5 K 8 Q
      SB mucked and lost (-$1.40 net)
      Hero mucked A Q and won $2.73 ($1.33 net)

      Opponent is 23/23/22,2 (vpip/pfr/3bet) over 30 hands

      Obviously the sample is small, but his 3bet is huge and I'm IP, so decide to call

      Flop is standard I think.

      Should I have bet the turn for value? Unlikely he turned a flush draw, I figure I'm either WA/WB (AK comes to mind).

      River is tricky, but I think there are plenty of worse hands that could call, and since he checked twice, he wasn't likely trapping with a monster.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,329
      Hey Trzewia,

      Preflop is extremely borderline vs an unknown, mainly because you are opening from MP. Probably fine to fold this one preflop.

      Flop call is standard.

      Turn check is ok. Another option if you didn't mind being unbalanced is to just bet really small, perhaps $0.80 or so. You protect your hand, sometimes get called by worse, and sometimes induce bluffs.

      As played river bet is good.