[NL2-NL10] AQ in BU

    • Magijec
      Magijec
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.10.2007 Posts: 91
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $3.61
      MP2:
      $7.57
      MP3:
      $4.95
      CO:
      $4.05
      BU (Hero):
      $8.86
      SB:
      $2.00
      BB:
      $7.23
      UTG1:
      $3.72
      UTG2:
      $5.30


      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, A.
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.15, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.15, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0.37) A, A, T (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.20, MP2 calls $0.20.

      Turn: ($0.77) 6 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.60, Hero raises to $1.50, MP2 calls $0.90.

      River: ($3.77) 2 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $3.77, MP2 calls $3.77.

      Final Pot: $11.31.

      Results follow:

      MP2 shows three of a kind, aces(Kc Ah).
      Hero shows three of a kind, aces(Qh Ad).

      MP2 wins with three of a kind, aces(Kc Ah).


      Preflop is standard i guess.
      Flop - board is dry, no need to protect too much.
      Turn is blank. Villain bets and calls a reraise. Here I suspected it could be AT, AK or TT, but it could also be any Ace.
      River here I maybe should have checked behind.
  • 2 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Depends how loose villain is preflop.

      If you can stuff enough Ax in his range to make AQ a favorite your line is okay, since people playing so many Ax hands still won't find a fold with a weak kicker to their trips, ever. That's also my default line if he's an unknown.

      If he's a tag his line is weird, he'd probably have c-bet airballs on that board. He might have check/called something like KK-JJ or Tx, but i don't see why he'd lead the turn with those. In which case his range is AT+/TT for value and the occasional spazz as a bluff. We're actually not doing so good against that range, and by raising with get rid of the occasional bluff and possibly start making him think about folding AJ to a river bet. I'd rather call the turn to let him continue with the few worse hands he has, mostly planning to call any river and not raise it unless he makes a weak bet.


      Hope it helps.
    • Magijec
      Magijec
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.10.2007 Posts: 91
      Thanks. It was Rush poker, so he was unknown.