[NL2-NL10] NL10 AQs

    • Monkeye
      Joined: 14.07.2009 Posts: 1,201
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      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q:diamond: , A:diamond:
      Hero raises to $0,30, 2 folds, BU calls $0,30, SB folds, BB calls $0,20.

      Flop: ($0,95) J:spade: , K:diamond: , 6:diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0,80, BU folds, BB calls $0,80.

      Turn: ($2,55) 2:heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $2,10, Hero calls $2,10.

      River: ($6,75) 7:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $6,75

      Is this a call or a fold on the turn?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Calling is fine, if he's betting so strong with a made hand you likely won't get him to fold if you shove while he will pay off when you hit, if he's betting with draws it's good for you that he sees the river since he'll hit his draws when you hit better ones, if he's betting with air you're ahead. Even if he has a one pair hand we have 9+3+3 outs against it most of the time, which is more than enough to make a call getting more than 2:1 pot odds.

      The only way it sucks for us is if he's aggressive enough to actually bluff-shove the river with air when nobody improves, since calling it off with AQs would be really dicey on our part when he could very well be spazzing out with the best hand (you'll see people nonsensically do that with stuff like 6x and actually beat your bluff-catcher when you hero call).

      Still, I think it's worth the call, we don't know that he has the balls of shoving the river with nothing yet, and we're really confident that he won't bet able to check/fold a made hand when we hit either.

      Hope it helps.