[NL2-NL10] AQ with AK on flop

    • asmirovic
      asmirovic
      Global
      Joined: 01.09.2009 Posts: 173
      $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      9 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG yjqian23 ($12.15)
      UTG+1 Roma!judo ($14.03)
      MP1 Madalena114 ($5)
      MP2 JonJack ($5.53)
      MP3 Vodka good:) ($5)
      CO kaiyha ($8.83)
      BTN Hero ($5.49)
      SB Smihi ($11.76)
      BB irciazratna ($4.44)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.35, 9 players) Hero is BTN Q:club: A:spade:
      3 folds, JonJack raises to $0.75, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.25, 2 folds, JonJack calls $0.50

      Flop: K:club: 5:diamond: A:club: ($2.85, 2 players)
      JonJack bets $1, Hero goes all-in $4.24, JonJack calls $3.24

      Was my game here correct?
  • 5 replies
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey asmirovic,

      Why do you raise AQ preflop? According to the strategy you should only raise JJ+/AK and push all-in instead of minraising.

      As played, postflop is fine.

      Regards,
      burek2000
    • asmirovic
      asmirovic
      Global
      Joined: 01.09.2009 Posts: 173
      According to originaly strategy raising AQ, from late positions if fine.
      Re - raising is other story however, probably thats what you are asking me.
      Why I re raised him.
      I have note about this oponent that he often raise 3BB from EP and MP and when get reraised fold.
      When he bets 5BB he mostly never fold,so thats reson for my 3betting here.

      I often see this pattern on this limit.
      Villian raise as small as 2 or 3BB from UTG and fold when 3 beted .
      Thats why I almost always shot for 2 or 3 times their raise when I had decent to strong hand.

      Not sure if this is correct tho ?
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Originally posted by asmirovic
      According to originaly strategy raising AQ, from late positions if fine.
      Re - raising is other story however, probably thats what you are asking me.
      Why I re raised him.
      I have note about this oponent that he often raise 3BB from EP and MP and when get reraised fold.
      When he bets 5BB he mostly never fold,so thats reson for my 3betting here.

      I often see this pattern on this limit.
      Villian raise as small as 2 or 3BB from UTG and fold when 3 beted .
      Thats why I almost always shot for 2 or 3 times their raise when I had decent to strong hand.

      Not sure if this is correct tho ?
      If you have a read on the opponent he bet/folds a lot preflop or openraises very loose then it's OK to reraise, but you have to push all-in because that way you'll get more FE and you won't have any hard difficulties postflop with small stack.

      However, I think it might be better to stick to standard strategy till you achieve gold status when you'll get the access to the article about adjusting your reraises(pushes) according to opponent's PFR. Then you'll be able to choose those spots more correctly.

      P.S.: I believe reraising opponent just because he raises 3 big blinds is incorrect without other reads.

      Regards,
      burek2000
    • asmirovic
      asmirovic
      Global
      Joined: 01.09.2009 Posts: 173
      Thank you for your answer.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Originally posted by asmirovic
      Thank you for your answer.
      Np, that's why we're here for. :f_grin: