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PokerStars $0.25 45-man, C-Betting AQs in Early Stage

    • RockStarJunk
      Joined: 07.07.2018 Posts: 6
      Hey guys,

      here is another hand of mine and I'd like to know what you think about it.

      My thoughts are:
      Pre-Flop: The 3-bet is fine. I'm on the button and would like to isolate one of the players. I'm not sure about the sizing though. Maybe 9 BBs is not enough to isolate reliably (as in this case), but do I really want to put more than that into the pot? It would actually be fine to take down a small pot with a small C-Bet, right?

      Flop: I think this C-Bet is pretty standard play (although maybe a liittle low) and after UTG calls, I put him on A4s, A6s, 22-TT, AJs+ and also flush draws with JTs+ in clubs.

      Turn: I am almost certain that his hand did not improve but I do not want to barrel again while he could have Trips or better. So I decided to keep the pot small. Plan for River: Fold to bets.

      River: I bet again after his check and today I think this is not a good play. There is almost no worse hand he would call this bet with, while there are some hands I would lose my entire stack to. I should have just checked behind to find either a missed draw or a reasonable hand, with which he would have called the push. He may have folded 33 or 55, but those are only a fraction of his range.

      PokerStars - 10/20 Ante 3 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      MP+1: 74.55 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      MP+2: 84.3 BB (VPIP: 28.85, PFR: 26.98, 3Bet Preflop: 10.43, Hands: 1,947)
      CO: 68.1 BB (VPIP: 20.86, PFR: 13.85, 3Bet Preflop: 4.44, Hands: 141)
      Hero (BTN): 75.9 BB
      SB: 73.55 BB (VPIP: 20.87, PFR: 16.59, 3Bet Preflop: 4.29, Hands: 233)
      BB: 88.3 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 33.33, 3Bet Preflop: -, Hands: 3)
      UTG: 67.15 BB (VPIP: 40.91, PFR: 22.73, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 22)
      UTG+1: 68.6 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)
      MP: 74.55 BB (VPIP: 19.45, PFR: 15.58, 3Bet Preflop: 5.83, Hands: 336)

      9 players post ante of 0.15 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 2.85 BB) Hero has Q:spade: A:spade:

      UTG raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, MP+1 calls 3 BB, fold, fold, Hero raises to 9 BB, fold, fold, UTG calls 6 BB, MP+1 calls 6 BB

      Flop: (29.85 BB, 3 players) 6:club: 4:club: 4:spade:
      UTG checks, MP+1 checks, Hero bets 17.5 BB, UTG calls 17.5 BB, fold

      Turn: (64.85 BB, 2 players) 9:diamond:
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      River: (64.85 BB, 2 players) 2:spade:
      UTG checks, Hero bets 49.25 BB and is all-in, fold
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