[NL2-NL10] NL5 Playing AA against agressive opponent

    • Pastala
      Joined: 24.03.2009 Posts: 33
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      0,02/0,05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.87 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A:heart: , A:diamond:
      Hero raises to $0,17, MP3 calls $0,17, CO folds, BU calls $0,17, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0,58) Q:spade: , 9:diamond: , 7:spade: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0,35, MP3 raises to $0,70, BU folds, Hero calls $0,35.

      Turn: ($1,98) 2:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1,98, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1,98

      The question is about the flop call. I do it (call) often against the reraise on the flop and then check fold on a big turn bet. Is it more profitable to just shove the flop on the reraise (relatively dry board)? I guess it's too cautious to fold on the flop reraise... Blockbet the turn? What can i beat here besides AJ?
  • 4 replies
    • Akmens
      Joined: 03.06.2009 Posts: 2
      Looks like a set (on the flop) to me.
    • yeahyoung0312
      Joined: 16.12.2009 Posts: 340
      On this particular board it's hard to tell. TPTK/FD are all possible. It totally depends on the read then. If you have seen him raising TPTK/Qx on flop like this before then you can get it in. If you have seen him calling with these hands then you can fold.
    • Janosikgdy
      Joined: 06.05.2007 Posts: 4,480
      You need reads. On which basis you think opponent is agressive? It sounds like a read.

      On unk I play it like you.

      If I would know that opponent is aggro spewy I like to c/shove turn.
      3bet flop would kick out bluffs.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      depends how often have you seen him raising with draws
      I would usually not give credit to villains so I think either 3-betting flop and getting all-in is fine with aces or c/rai
      But if you think he mostly has there two pair+ then your play is fine