[NL2-NL10] SSS FR NL25 - AQo on Button - 5 Limpers

    • Kknight
      Kknight
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      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed)

      Hero ($4.65)
      SB ($14)
      BB ($21.10)
      UTG ($7.55)
      UTG+1 ($9.50)
      MP1 ($18.85)
      MP2 ($29.60)
      MP3 ($15.10)
      CO ($3.75)

      Preflop: Hero is Button with A:club: , Q:heart: .
      UTG calls $0.25, UTG+1 calls $0.25, MP1 calls $0.25, MP2 calls $0.25, MP3 calls $0.25, [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $4.65[/color], [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], UTG folds, UTG+1 folds, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $4.40, MP3 folds.

      Flop: ($10.65) 9:diamond: , K:club: , 9:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]

      Turn: ($10.65) 2:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]

      River: ($10.65) Q:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]

      Final Pot: $10.65

      A standard raise after 5 limpers would've been $2.25, which is close to half my stack. Also, I wanted to maximize fold equity against so many limpers...yes? no?

      Thanks,
      Kknight
  • 6 replies
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
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      In the specific situation you where here (BU) I might would just limp in as well and hope to flop something big (Two Pair or better), because in position you might be able to get a lot of money into the pot.

      But in general I like that move, especially if you would be out of position (in case you would just limp), because you often have to act early in the betting rounds.

      And with a standard raise here preflop you would not have any fold equity on the flop anymore.
    • Kknight
      Kknight
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      OK, thanks Berliner...I actually did consider limping, but figured I'd be happy to pick up the pot here with that much dead money in.

      I know this is results-oriented, but I'd have had to check/fold this flop if I limped...I ended up winning the pot against 88. :D

      Also, I enjoyed the coaching yesterday...thanks for that.

      Thanks,
      Kknight

      P.S. - Does anyone else tend to have problems with AQo? Of all the hands in the SSS SHC, it is the only one that I have a negative winrate on.
    • undercover82
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      i think going all in here is the best option , because limping usually means they dont have AA KK QQ and probably AK/JJ. So you either go in the hand as favorite , or flipping a coin vs a pair , which is still profitable because of the dead money.
    • Kknight
      Kknight
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      Originally posted by undercover82
      i think going all in here is the best option , because limping usually means they dont have AA KK QQ and probably AK/JJ. So you either go in the hand as favorite , or flipping a coin vs a pair , which is still profitable because of the dead money.
      Matches my thoughts at the time perfectly...thanks Undercover. It's always an encouragement/confidence builder to hear from people much more experienced then myself (both you and Berliner) that I played well.

      Thanks,
      Kknight
    • aciddrop
      aciddrop
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      Joined: 08.10.2006 Posts: 1,519
      I find AQo and even AQs very difficult.

      Having just typed that, I looked at my PT stats, and find that on Titan I am 1bb/100 on AQs and .2bb/100 on AQo, so maybe they're not that difficult.

      I still dislike them, and let them go very easily.
    • Kknight
      Kknight
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      Originally posted by aciddrop
      I find AQo and even AQs very difficult.

      Having just typed that, I looked at my PT stats, and find that on Titan I am 1bb/100 on AQs and .2bb/100 on AQo, so maybe they're not that difficult.

      I still dislike them, and let them go very easily.
      I agree...and I have to admit that I've pushed AQo too hard a few times which has contributed to the negative status. As of today however, my AQo stats are finally positive! :D

      Between NL10 and NL25, I've been dealt AQo 96 times out of 8,943 hands. It has a net profit of $2.20 or $0.02/hand average (but it has a -0.14 BB/hand strangely...probably because it is negative for NL10 and positive for NL25 and I've got more NL10 hands so far.) I've gotten AQs 32 times and it has a net profit of $7.15 or $0.22/hand average (0.78 BB/hand.)

      My most profitable hand obviously is AA. It's been dealt to me 35 times, has a 97.14% winrate and a net profit of $59.55 or $1.70/hand average (5.81 BB/hand.)

      Thanks,
      Kknight