[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH AQs

    • loop2troop
      loop2troop
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.08.2009 Posts: 49
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $5.42
      BB:
      $4.73
      MP2:
      $17.74
      MP3:
      $5.91
      CO:
      $13.44
      BU(Hero):
      $5.68


      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, A.
      MP2 posts deadblind, MP2 raises to $0.10, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.10, SB calls $0.08, BB calls $0.05.

      Flop: ($0.4) T, T, Q (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.25, SB folds, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.25.

      Turn: ($0.9) 5 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.60, MP2 calls $0.60.

      River: ($2.1) 5 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $1.50, MP2 raises to $3.00, Hero calls $1.50.

      Final Pot: $8.1.


      Opponent is 44/12 and aggresive on the flop.
  • 3 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      So he has a rather tight raising range preflop and he's aggressive postflop, yet he didn't c-bet QTT and he check/called twice before check/minraising the river. You're dead unless he is nuts, this is classic fancy slowplay syndrome from bad players, he has Tx/QQ/KK+ in that order. If he's insane maybe he can show you something like KQ/AQ/KJ tho i think he's more likely to bet all of that on the flop.

      Given the odds calling it off to figure him out, on the off-chance he can bluff there or have a worse hand isn't bad, but i'd expect to see a better hand a tremendous amount of the time.


      Hope it helps.
    • magnatah
      magnatah
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2008 Posts: 332
      Originally posted by tamairlarace
      Hi,


      So he has a rather tight raising range preflop and he's aggressive postflop, yet he didn't c-bet QTT and he check/called twice before check/minraising the river. You're dead unless he is nuts, this is classic fancy slowplay syndrome from bad players, he has Tx/QQ/KK+ in that order. If he's insane maybe he can show you something like KQ/AQ/KJ tho i think he's more likely to bet all of that on the flop.

      Given the odds calling it off to figure him out, on the off-chance he can bluff there or have a worse hand isn't bad, but i'd expect to see a worse hand a tremendous amount of the time.


      Hope it helps.
      Hello tamairlarace

      Since the opponent plays 44/12, a 3bet preflop would be a good move with AQs on the BU?
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      It can't be that bad since you'd take the initiative in position with a very good hand, however it's hard to say whether it's best or not without knowing more about his tendencies against 3bets preflop and how he plays postflop in general.

      If he's only open raising 12% his range isn't that wide from MP even if he's not really aware of position, so unless he calls your 3bet with most of that your equity edge won't be that significant.

      That's not really a good enough argument not to 3bet in itself, but if you add aggressive postflop tendencies as the caller, like randomly donking out big and/or check/raising a lot, both of which with a blurry range you can't really pinpoint, then it can turn into pretty difficult spots with a hand like AQ with which you'll miss most flops.

      That being said and to stay in the trend of good aggressive poker, since he's bad you should probably just go ahead and do it the first few times, until he proves to you that he's either never calling with dominated hands or that he can make that tough for you postflop. If he 4bets you're dead obviously, fold.

      Also keep in mind that if he's really aggressive postflop as the preflop raiser, it might be more +ev to flat in position and let him go nuts with garbage than to 3bet him off his worse hands.


      Hope it helps.