[NL20-NL50] NL25 - 3bet AQs from SB

    • santostr
      santostr
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.08.2009 Posts: 663
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $25.51
      MP1:
      $25.98
      MP2:
      $23.75
      MP3:
      $26.91
      CO:
      $50.22
      BU:
      $25.04
      SB (Hero):
      $25.00
      BB:
      $25.00


      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, A.
      3 folds, MP3 raises to $1.00, 2 folds, Hero raises to $3.36, BB folds, MP3 calls $2.36.

      Flop: ($6.97) Q, K, 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.72, MP3 calls $3.72.

      Turn: ($14.41) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $10.00, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $14.41.

      Villan is 27/15 over 41 hands

      Is 3betting a good idea?

      On the flop I think c/c plays better than b/f. I never get better hands to fold and almost never get value from worse. Right? Or c/f is better?
      It realy sucks playing OOP on that board.
  • 2 replies
    • AninIII
      AninIII
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.07.2008 Posts: 944
      Hi,

      you are literally naming the problems yourself of 3-betting AQo oop.
      Against that player I'd call preflop. On flop it's clear ch/c. And on turn you have to reevaluate. If he checks you can check on river for bluff induce with the intention to call. If he bets you can either fold, which would be a bit weak but ok, or call once again.
      On river it's close if you believe he is able to 3barrel bluff or he has really AK, KQ.

      Best regards,
      Anin
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      3-bet is fine pf
      You´re ahead his opening range, you isolate BB and he might easily call with worse hands
      Postflop: I think betting flop is generally better than turn your hand into bluff catcher and start c/c. You don´t get raised that often on that board.
      Turn: you can decide if you want c/f or c/rai. There isn´t really too many hands that he is betting that big for value. Likely KQ, 77, sometimes KJ. COnsider how many draws are there I think shove is fine play.