[NL2-NL10] Open push best here? (SSS)

    • Nunki
      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
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      0.05/0.10 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.7 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q:diamond: , A:spade:
      UTG+2 calls $0.10, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, MP3 calls $0.10, CO calls $0.10, BU folds, Hero raises to $1.90 (All-In), BB folds, UTG+2 calls $1.80, 3 folds.

        I felt I was getting called in at least one place here with a standard PFR and most probably being pot-committed on the flop. Is pushing here best?

      Flop: ($4.20) 8:heart: , 6:club: , 2:spade:
      Turn: ($4.20) 2:diamond:
      River: ($4.20) 5:diamond:

      Final Pot: $4.20
  • 3 replies
    • degnic
      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      I would make a normal raise of 0,80$ and push on flop -> if you got called preflop, villain often misses on flop and folds to your push. I wouldn't want to push preflop with AQo.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I would push here with AQ, if I have 1,50$ or less left. There are 4 limpers, you could push, but I think that better is raise 1$ and then push on the flop.
    • Berliner1982
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      I only see 2 options here:

      1. You push and hope that all opponents fold or you are only HU.
      2. You only complete in SB and check out the Flop where you checkraise the Field All-In if you hit something good.

      A normal raise I think is not so good, because you might get 1 caller or more and if he has anything on the flop even if its just a draw he mostly has to call your All-In on the flop anyway.