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[NL2-NL10] NL100 AQo blind battle

    • Tim64
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 8,029
      Known players:

      0.5/1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by

      Preflop: Hero is SB with A:diamond: , Q:heart:
      7 folds, Hero raises to $3.00, BB calls $2.00.

      Flop: ($6.00) 3:diamond: , 5:diamond: , 7:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $4.00, BB raises to $8.00, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $18.00

      My sweat buddies persuaded me to fold to the min3bet on this flop. Probably good advice, though I did consider pushing with bd fd and overcards. My effective stack is 19, so after investing 7 I have 12 remaining for a pot of 26 (19+7). After rake I need around 32.7% equity and I'm not sure how to work out if I can achieve this without reads about what hands villain might make this play with. I'm doing fine against flush draws and random unpaired hands; PPs or other paired hands have me in trouble... Any ideas?
  • 4 replies
    • RahXephon1
      Joined: 14.04.2009 Posts: 972
      I still like to play it safe here since I'm really not able to put my opponent on a hand.
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,107
      Hey Tim64,

      with the lack of reads I like the fold to this min3bet on the flop.

      However, against unknown I would play c/f on this flop. It's nothing you can actually represent here and since you're openraising SB villain will probably give you even less respect(which speaks in favor of check/push, but for that I'd need some more reads/stats).

    • goldflair03
      Joined: 21.08.2008 Posts: 1,957
      so if u know that u're opponent will bluffbet quit often u c/r with ace-high this board?
      nice line - i always dont know how to handle such spots the best way.
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,107
      Yep, I do take this line sometimes, because then you have great equity against draws which won't give up the hand and you get rid of bluffs. However, I don't like to check/raise any A-high, I like to do it with AJ+, since I wouldn't like to get called with better A-high and I want my overcards to be clean when villain has a pair.