[NL20-NL50] NL50sh: AQs squeezed

    • opal99
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,270
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      0,25/0,5 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:diamond: , Q:diamond:
      CO raises to $2,00, BU folds, SB calls $1,75, Hero raises to $8,00, CO calls $6,00, SB calls $6,00.

      Flop: ($24,00) 6:spade: , 6:diamond: , 3:diamond: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $19,00, 2 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $24,00

      I didnt expect SB to fold many hands preflop, so playing him HU IP postflop with such hand was the goal. Once they both called, bet/shove flop?
      What's the optimal line on the flop after SB's check?
  • 3 replies
    • AlanMufc
      Joined: 11.01.2009 Posts: 46
      Personally i'd bet 15 on the flop with the intention of checking behind on the turn. My reasoning is you're not getting many better hands to fold with a second barrel on the turn and this way you can still stck him when you hit the flush.
      Obviously calling a shove on the flop.
      but i think you played it pretty well.
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      3bet bigger to isolate SB more to like $9-$9.5

      As played bet $14-$19 is okay but if you know CO is aggressive, check/shove against him may also be viable, especially when it goes like this:
      Opal checks, CO bets x, SB calls x, Opal shoves Y
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      3-bet pf is fine
      not sure about check/shove, since not sure how often co would b/f there
      I think you gain most fold equity if you bet/shove 15$ on the flop and if get called then shove even ui. Of course if you hit your flush or Q/A you can bet small or check to induce bet from worse hands and you can always shove anyway river if turn goes c/c