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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 AQs TPTK vs flop raise

    • duder1n0
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      BTN: $50 (100 bb)
      SB: $50 (100 bb)
      BB: $42.26 (84.5 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $119.80 (239.6 bb)
      MP: $49.75 (99.5 bb)
      CO: $31.48 (63 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A Q
      Hero raises to $1.50, 2 folds, BTN calls $1.50, 2 folds

      Flop: ($3.75) 7 Q J (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, BTN raises to $7.50, Hero calls $5

      Turn: ($18.75) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $12.75, Hero folds

      BTN unknown reg (22/20 on small sample)

      Flop? Where would you draw the line between calling and folding regarding onepair hands? Calling KK+/AQ/KQ, and fold everything worse?

      Turn? I would mainly fold on cards that helps his draws like K/T/9/8/, and call on every other cards.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Hey D,

      Tough question to answer really because it depends a lot on what his cold calling range there is. If he is a reg he probably bases it on your image as well. Generally I'd say you can bet/call once with most of your value range if you expect people to bluff raise because they are always quite polarised on such boards between hands like 77, QJs, JJ, some good draws and complete spazzes. Your Qx is just as good as AA and close in value of QJ probably. In other words, unless you think he is not raising often in these positions, I would just go bet/call all value cbets then re-evaluate turn.