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[NL2-NL10] NL AQ in a 3-bet pot against unknown

    • Pichux
      Joined: 02.02.2009 Posts: 318
      ***** Hand History for Game 2440772796 ***** (IPoker)
      $10.00 USD NL Texas Hold'em - Wednesday, September 22, 02:14:23 ET 2010
      Table Bokon (Real Money)
      Seat 10 is the button
      Seat 1: koki8827 ( $11.18 USD )
      Seat 3: Piters1990 ( $15.37 USD )
      Seat 5: tothistvan59 ( $17.69 USD )
      Seat 6: Heroes24 ( $12.06 USD )
      Seat 10: CHENXUGUANG ( $11.04 USD )
      koki8827 posts small blind [$0.05 USD].
      Piters1990 posts big blind [$0.10 USD].
      ** Dealing down cards **
      Dealt to Piters1990 [ A :heart: Q :club: ]
      tothistvan59 folds
      Heroes24 folds
      CHENXUGUANG raises [$0.30 USD]
      koki8827 folds
      Piters1990 raises [$0.90 USD]
      CHENXUGUANG calls [$0.70 USD]
      ** Dealing Flop ** [ T :diamond: , K :club: , 9 :diamond: ]
      Piters1990 bets [$1.10 USD]
      CHENXUGUANG calls [$1.10 USD]
      ** Dealing Turn ** [ 5 :diamond: ]
      Piters1990 checks
      CHENXUGUANG bets [$1.30 USD]
      Piters1990 calls [$1.30 USD]
      ** Dealing River ** [ 9 :spade: ]
      Piters1990 checks
      CHENXUGUANG bets [$1.10 USD]
      Piters1990 folds

      Villain is unknown.

      I think that it's ok with the c-bet here, We could fold out hands like JJ, AQ, AJ. Instead he calls. Could i go for a 2nd barell here, when flush gets there? On the river i thought about playing that crazy check/raise >4x play, but decided against it, because villain was completely unknown to me and i was afraid to get burned at last by that move :D
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I usually don't even bother c-betting that board on the flop against much players, it's just overall too wet to expect much fold equity against a standard calling range, hence people call the flop often, which just leads us to check/folding much turn without being able to do anything about it.

      I'll still c-bet against certain kind of players, like very loose passive ones against which you can actually play very thin value in those spots since their play is so transparent, or very loose aggressive villain that will bet anything and everything into me if I check to them, in which case I'd rather force them to fold their air than start check/calling with AQ-high on such a drawy texture.

      As played I just check/fold the turn regardless, his bet sizing doesn't mean anything that we know of since he's an unknown, he might bet the river as well even if we're ahead and it's hard for us to be ahead to begin with.

      Hope it helps.