[NL2-NL10] AQ on dry board

    • cutegoldfish
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, Q.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BU folds, SB calls $0.25, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.7) Q, Q, 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.40, SB raises to $1.20, Hero calls $0.80.

      Turn: ($3.1) T (2 players)
      SB bets $2.40, Hero calls $2.40.

      River: ($7.9) 3 (2 players)
      SB bets $6.20, Hero raises to $6.65, SB calls $0.45.

      Final Pot: $21.2.

      Results follow:

      SB shows a full-house, eights full of queens(8s 8h).
      Hero shows three of a kind, queens(Ad Qh).

      SB wins with a full-house, eights full of queens(8s 8h).

      i figured that i was going all in against this guy with vpip 34. and given he was rather aggressive, instead of re-raising and isolating myself against better hands, i decided to call right to the river, where i was all-in. i expected him to have holdings like overpairs or a worse Q, and an unlikely full house.
  • 1 reply
    • caltabiano
      Joined: 09.03.2007 Posts: 1,992

      I like most it =) Against an aggressive player, you're better off just calling him down.
      He can't have much on this board and there should be a decent portion of bluffs in his range.
      HOWEVER, I'd rather shove on the turn myself, because the board has gotten a lot more wet and there are many more hands that could have some equity against you. (I assume he only continues firing with some equity. If he's a totla crayz maniac, then calling down to the river is the best play, becasue he's gonna have a bunch of complete air)