[NL2-NL10] AQs Preflop

    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
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      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Hi all

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $0.51
      MP1:
      $4.99
      MP2:
      $1.98
      MP3(Hero):
      $2.03
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $1.52
      SB:
      $3.66

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, Q.
      MP1 raises to $0.07, MP2 folds, Hero calls $0.07, CO folds, BU calls $0.07, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.24) 6, J, K (3 players)
      MP1 bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, BU folds.

      Turn: ($0.44) A (2 players)
      MP1 bets $0.25, Hero raises to $1, MP1 raises to $2, Hero calls $0.86.

      River: ($4.30) 7 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.30.

      Results follow (highlight to see):

      Hero shows a pair of aces (As Qs)
      MP1 shows three of a kind, sixs (6d 6c)
      MP1 wins with three of a kind, sixs (6d 6c).

      Any mistakes? Was I wrong to raise $1? Or should I have gone all in at the turn?

      Thanks
      Michael
  • 5 replies
    • roswellx
      roswellx
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      Joined: 05.12.2008 Posts: 599
      Well you could raise pre-flop ! if you are calling with AQs then with what hole cards you will raise ? AA KK QQ only ? I think, It was obvious to him you held and A so he caught a perfect spot to drag you all-in. Chasing nut gutshots not bad but what if he had AK as an aggressor and had 2 pairs on the turn. Your AQs, is it still good enough ? Don't raise it on that spot. He could also had QT, yes this makes him donk but anyway there are plenty of them on this limits.
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
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      Joined: 15.01.2009 Posts: 854
      Remove the results please. ;)
    • jupiterthegreat999
      jupiterthegreat999
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      Joined: 15.03.2009 Posts: 64
      fold on flop lol...
      raise to a dollar is a mistake. you raised a dollar to 60 cent pot... If the guy had AK, you were way behind, and even AJ have you well beat.

      I disagree with reraising preflop. 3 bet pots preflop almost always turn ugly and you feel obliged to call on later street becuse you have already invested and when you miss the flop completely like the OP here, you have not lost that big an amount.
    • roswellx
      roswellx
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      Joined: 05.12.2008 Posts: 599
      I don't feel obliged to call... 3bet preflop, just over 1/2 of the pot as a cbet if called unless you have the nuts don't invest any cents. That's it IMO.

      He shown no aggression with his good hand, he could have literally any two in the eyes of villain. So playing Tight - Passive will not go too far.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I´d 3-bet pf with AQ for value
      I´d just call turn and also call river, no need to raise with just one pair hand