[NL2-NL10] NL10 AQs BB

    • ehkayforty7
      ehkayforty7
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      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 123


      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , Q:spade:
      3 folds, MP3 raises to $0.30, CO raises to $0.50, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.40, MP3 calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($1.55) A:heart: , 9:spade: , 5:spade: (3 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 checks, CO bets $1.30, Hero calls $1.30, MP3 folds.

      Turn: ($4.15) 8:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, CO raises to $5.00, Hero raises to $8.20 (All-In), CO calls $3.20.


      Ok line? I saw him (CO) open-minraise with big pockets before, so again I assumed he had a big pair. I called praying that MP3 didn't also have a big pair and want to raise to get me out (she seemed pretty tight) but I decided it was worth the risk since I had my eye on this fish (the CO) for hours.

      I didn't check raise because I didn't want to lose him and I figured my hand was big enough to not need protection, only AA has me crushed. I bet the turn because I don't want him to check behind and leave a small pot for the river, and after he minraises I have to call but then if I hit my flush I didn't know if he would call my remaining stack, so I decided it was better to shove.

      Correct?
  • 5 replies
    • dallievas
      dallievas
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      Joined: 30.11.2007 Posts: 822
      Hi,
      interesting hand.Very good that u explained why you did some moves.
      Preflop:imho usually you can't call this min3bet because original raiser can squeeze back and 4bet or even push.CO pfr 23 and 3bet range can be very wide so tight MP3 should be more interested to 4bet than call (I think not only big pairs).Your call of course can scare him a bit or contrary to make decision easier.But you seems understand these problems so you can do exclusive call.
      On flop in 3bet pot you hit well-tpgk+nut fd.You have good equity advantage:
      Board: Ah 9s 5s
      Dead:

      equity win tie pots won pots tied
      Hand 0: 79.338% 76.71% 02.63% 1181036 40458.00 { AsQs }
      Hand 1: 17.019% 14.45% 02.57% 222450 39578.00 { 77+, AJs+, KQs, AJo+, QJo }
      Hand 2: 03.643% 03.55% 00.09% 54695 1398.00 { QQ-TT, AJs, KQs, KQo }

      But I think good draw is still draw so play it when you have the best equity i.e. on flop.Raise/push.I don't think he will fold often in 3bet pot.
      On turn equity is diminishing but still very good,so aggressive play is ok.
      Board: Ah 9s 5s 8c
      Dead:

      equity win tie pots won pots tied
      Hand 0: 76.036% 72.53% 03.51% 2170 105.00 { AsQs }
      Hand 1: 23.964% 20.45% 03.51% 612 105.00 { 77+, AJs+, KQs, AJo+, QJo }

      Nice hand if u understand what u are doing.
      Good luck. :)
    • darkonebg
      darkonebg
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      Joined: 17.01.2008 Posts: 9,508
      @dallievas - nice evaluation, I agree flop shoud be raised, and not turn.I actually dont agree that on the turn we shall do an equilation against his whole preflop range, as he
      1)leadbet a 3way pot - strenght
      2)3bet turn - a lot more strenght.
      Depending on his fishyness his range may vary, but still i find a reasonable one to be
      AA, 99, 55, AQs+, A9s-A8s, A5s, AQo+, A9o-A8o, A5o

      this one. and it crushes us.Maybe a call after his minraise, hoping to hit a spade or a queen.But I wouldnt shove here, as you are probably behind and you dont have any fold equity
    • dallievas
      dallievas
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      Joined: 30.11.2007 Posts: 822
      Hi,
      @ darkonebg,thank you very much :) ,I get your point.I did mistake evaluating his range on turn.I should reevaluate on turn regarding his flop ant turn actions. Though still this shows that 3bet /all in on flop is right decision.
      I hope to see you again. :)
      New turn equity:
      Board: Ah 9s 5s 8c
      Dead:

      equity win tie pots won pots tied
      Hand 0: 33.042% 26.92% 06.12% 462 105.00 { AsQs }
      Hand 1: 66.958% 60.84% 06.12% 1044 105.00 { AA, 99, 55, AQs+, A9s-A8s, A5s, AQo+, A9o-A8o, A5o }

      Good luck :)
    • ehkayforty7
      ehkayforty7
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      Joined: 16.05.2008 Posts: 123
      Thanks guys.

      Against a normal player I would check raise the flop, but this guy was so fishy that I didn't want to lose him as I was sure the A didn't hit him -- unless he had AK, that thought struck me but I really thought he had a big pair.

      This hand is very stat/read based, which is why I played it like I did.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I would fold pf, since you´re oop and you can´t be sure that MP3 would go 4-bet pf.
      Once you c/c flop, then c/c him down.
      Nn need to play stacks on the turn.
      And I rather like c/c, since there is not likely that any worse hand would fold and better hands call.