[NL2-NL10] NL2 AQs

    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Hi all

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $1.85
      MP1:
      $2.94
      MP2:
      $4.45
      MP3:
      $0.80
      CO:
      $0.78
      BU:
      $1.05
      SB:
      $1.00
      BB(Hero):
      $2.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, Q.
      UTG2 raises to $0.04, 6 folds, Hero calls $0.02.

      My mistake, should have re-raised him. Don't know why I didn't.

      Flop: ($0.09) K, 2, A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.06, UTG2 calls $0.06.

      Turn: ($0.21) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.12, UTG2 raises to $0.24, Hero calls $0.12.

      Min-raise looks weird, but decided to call.

      River: ($0.69) 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $0.12, Hero calls $0.12.

      I think it was likely that I was behind, so just checked, he made a weird small bet, which was perfect for me to call.

      Final Pot: $0.93.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of aces(Ah Qh).
      UTG2 shows three of a kind, kings(Ks Kh).

      UTG2 wins with three of a kind, kings(Ks Kh).
  • 3 replies
    • Cpwpoker
      Cpwpoker
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.06.2009 Posts: 706
      Think i would have have reraised him 3x then fold if he had 3-bet me as the min raise for me is fishy too and may be a small pairs.But if i was a 3-4 BB raised from UTG i would fold without hesitation.

      Flop - same 3/4 pot

      Turn - 3/4 pot instead of min-raised as 1/2 pot mean weakness and he will re-raised to make you fold.

      River - c/c as the board got flushed now.

      This is the way i would have played it.

      But maybe should fold preflop as AK will dominate you.

      But with this fishy min-raised think it is ok if you reraised but not call xD

      Lol dunno just my opinion.
    • AninIII
      AninIII
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.07.2008 Posts: 944
      Hi,

      this would be my line:
      Preflop: 3-bet/fold to 0.15$
      Flop: 3/4 pot
      Turn: 3/4 pot, call to minraise, fold to normal raise
      River: ch/c to that smallish bet, ch/f to a bigger bet (if minraised on turn)

      Let's see what the judges think.

      Best regards,
      Anin
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,

      Originally posted by AninIII
      Hi,

      this would be my line:
      Preflop: 3-bet/fold to 0.15$
      Flop: 3/4 pot
      Turn: 3/4 pot, call to minraise, fold to normal raise
      River: ch/c to that smallish bet, ch/f to a bigger bet (if minraised on turn)

      Let's see what the judges think.

      Best regards,
      Anin
      Looks fine to me if you wanna donk the flop for some reason, like he's really passive postflop maybe. I'd usually start by check/calling the flop since either he has nothing and he's gonna c-bet it on AKx if he's at all aggressive but he'll fold to our donkbet, or he has something and he's likely gonna c-bet it anyway.


      Hope it helps.