[NL2-NL10] NL2 AQ in SB

    • BigAl123456
      Joined: 21.07.2010 Posts: 4,080
      PartyGaming - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP+1: $0.70
      LP: $2.19
      CO: $2.27
      BTN: $2.38
      Hero (SB): $3.66
      BB: $2.00
      UTG: $4.02
      UTG+1: $2.12
      MP: $1.59

      Hero posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has Q:spade: A:heart:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.06, fold, fold, fold, CO calls $0.06, fold, Hero raises to $0.18, fold, UTG+1 calls $0.12, CO calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.56, 3 players) 8:club: T:heart: 4:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.18, fold, fold

      I think 3 betting was the right option, Villains might of thought I was a Making a move.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Preflop is okay even tho good players usually won't think you're making a move when you do it from the blinds against an early position raiser. At microstakes you likely have the best hand a good chunk of the time anyway so you can't go wrong with it. If the original raiser is tight/taggish you might prefer flatting and looking for good postflop spots.

      On the flop c-betting is mandatory, but I'd make it bigger. I know it's a dry board and all so it's not required to bet big to make people fold when they have nothing in theory. In practice, people easily get suspicious/cally when it's cheap, which could lead to you having to check/fold later on even tho your hand might be best. So I'd rather err on the side of betting more to begin with, like $0.3+. Even if we get called, with two overcards and some backdoors we don't mind the pot behind slightly bigger.

      Hope it helps.