[NL2-NL10] AQs from MP3, did I play it correct?

    • mishkagg
      mishkagg
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.07.2008 Posts: 1,354
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy hand converter:

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $4.30
      CO:
      $12.55
      BU:
      $4.65
      SB:
      $62.85
      BB:
      $24.65
      UTG2:
      $25.00
      MP1:
      $27.95
      MP2:
      $10.20

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, Q.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $1, 3 folds, BB calls $0.75.

      Flop: ($2.10) 7, Q, Q (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.00, BB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $2.10.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, queens (A Q)
      Hero wins with three of a kind, queens (A Q).

      I raised from MP3, a guy called, flop was perfect for me, he checked. I then bet 1/2 pot cause I wanted him to pay me. Was that the correct play or should I've bet 2/3 to 3/4 pot and hope for a payout?
  • 3 replies
    • rickydaprince
      rickydaprince
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.12.2008 Posts: 397
      1/2 pot is ok, but given your preflop raise, anyone would guess that the Qs would usually hit your range. Betting is no doubt correct otherwise it does look suspicious.. experiment with between 1/4 to 1/2 size pot bets, especially when the flop isn't very dangerous (i.e. not drawy, like this one), and sometimes you get a sucker who thinks you are bluff betting.
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      well played :) .

      you could also try slowrolling him but that could go wrong if he had a PP and then hit a full house. so i think the decision was best :) . as for the bet size, just bet the same % of the pot each time so the opponents can't get reads on you :) .
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      I like to bet 55% of the pot on paired boards so yeah you did well :)

      Board is too dry to extract value with 2/3 pot because the only hands that call you are 77/KK/AA imo - maybe K7/A7

      Best regards,
      Gerv