[NL2-NL10] AQ strong opponent postflop

    • mannext2u
      Joined: 13.08.2008 Posts: 37
      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed) 

      Known players:
      MP3 = ($9.18)
      CO = ($12.73)
      BU = ($1.49)
      SB = ($9.92)
      BB = ($32.05)
      UTG1 = ($10.37)
      UTG2 = ($5.10)
      MP1 (Hero) = ($11.29)
      MP2 = ($16.74)

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A:heart: , Q:spade: .
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, MP2 raises to $1.40, 5 folds, Hero calls $1.00.

      Flop: ($2.95) 8:diamond: , A:club: , 8:spade:  (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.50, MP2 raises to $7.45
      Hero has no special reads, and no ptracker sample. How do you think he should act?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Unless MP2 has been 3-betting a lot i'm just folding AQo. His 3-betting range from these positions shouldn't be that weak, and if he's "strong postflop" it's a pain in the ass to play profitably a drawing hand like AQo out of position against him. It'd require you check/jamming flops with overs and the likes, which you probably don't need at nl10 really.

      On the flop I'd just check/call to begin with and take it from there. As played you donked out half pot and he raised, you can't really find a fold with AQ. Your hand looks like a pocket pair like TT trying to see where it's at because most people would check a top pair to the pfa, so he could be bluffing there if he has the heart to do so. If he shows you a better hand too bad. But you brought it on yourself by calling preflop :)

      Hope it helps.