[NL2-NL10] NL25 FR - AQo

    • wowadvisor
      wowadvisor
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      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 741
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $30.65
      MP2:
      $4.65
      MP3:
      $25.90
      CO:
      $5.00
      BU:
      $4.87
      SB:
      $22.04
      BB(Hero):
      $5.00
      UTG1:
      $9.62
      UTG2:
      $4.65

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, A.
      7 folds, SB raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.5, SB calls $1.75.

      Flop: ($5.00) 7, A, K (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero raises to $2.5(All-In), SB calls $2.50.

      Turn: ($10.00) 2 (2 players)

      River: ($10.00) J (2 players)

      Final Pot: $10.00.

      Results follow (highlight to see):

      Hero shows a pair of aces (Qd As)
      SB shows two pairs, aces and jacks (Ac Jh)
      SB wins with two pairs, aces and jacks (Ac Jh).

      I find it very difficult to play AQ please assist :f_confused:
  • 5 replies
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      You 3bet to half your starting stack size -----> Push all-in instead. You are pot committed anyway. (on Flop pot is too big to fold, You're going broke whatever happens)
    • wowadvisor
      wowadvisor
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      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 741
      thanks for your reply. I wanted to do that but then it might be too much money for the villian to call. i wanted to make money so i wanted him to call :f_grin:
    • RahXephon1
      RahXephon1
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      Joined: 14.04.2009 Posts: 972
      It's actually not that bad if you don't get called, as AQ is not a huge favourite to many hands (Actually only against the ones it's dominating), so collecting the blinds is great. After flop it's an easy push and you were actually ahead a lot on the flop so it was a profitable move.

      Just put the hands and flop in the equilator and you will se you were a huge favourite.

      P.S. Usually you don't show opponent's hands in the sample hands section because it can distort the view on what was the right play.
    • wowadvisor
      wowadvisor
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      Joined: 02.01.2009 Posts: 741
      thank you for the comment

      i agree that AQ doesnt beat a lot :( in the future i will just try and take the blinds.

      the results are hidden and u need to select the text only if u want to see it! so i guess judges and other people dont select the text if they want to see the results?? :f_biggrin:
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi Wow,

      Push preflop since you want to avoid trouble postflop, its easy and +EV :)

      - Gerv