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[NL2-NL10] NL4 AQo after hitting the flop

    • radyan111
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 1,151
      Hi, I've always wondered what to do in a situation when I hit the flop after a preflop raise and my opponents show action on the flop. This hand is a good example to illustrate my point:

      Known players: (?)
      SB: $1,99 BB: $9,96 UTG+1: $1,91 UTG+2: $5,26 MP1: $1,14 Hero: $6,69 MP3: $4,68 CO: $5,00 BU: $5,19
      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q:club: , A:spade:
      UTG+1 calls $0,04, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0,20, 3 folds, SB calls $0,18, BB folds, UTG+1 calls $0,16.

      Flop: ($0,64) Q:heart: , J:diamond: , A:heart: (3 players)
      SB bets $0,45, UTG+1 calls $0,45, Hero raises to $2,40, SB raises to $1,79 (All-In), UTG+1 raises to $1,71 (All-In).

      Turn: ($6,54) 2:club:
      River: ($6,54) 4:heart:

      Final Pot: $6,54

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows two pairs, Aces and Queens (Qc As) UTG+1 shows (Ks 7s) SB shows three of a kind, Jacks (Js Jc) SB wins with three of a kind, Jacks (Js Jc)

      So I hit top two pairs on the wet flop and the preflop caller bets. I assumed he doesn't have QQ+ or AK cause he would have risen me preflop with those hands. Possible hands he could hold and which could still beat me right there would be JJ and KT. On the other hand he might just hit one pair or lower two pairs as well as a draw with a king or two hearts.

      After a bet and a call I decided to raise it and I'm not sure about this move now. Their stacks were low so I essentialy put them both all-in. Should I have played it differently?
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