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Should i be this aggresive with AQ

Should i be this aggresive with AQ - Sun Nov 06, 2011, 04:36 AM
chuckkky's Avatar
Since: Dec 2010
Posts: 913
Hi I dont play many cash tables as i find them a little boring.
I didnt have any reads as i was playing two tables not really paying attention to other players.
I know once i get raised post flop i am probably beat but have to call anyway.
I cant imagine folding no matter how i played it.
I didnt really stop and think about it AK, AJ i am beat A10 probably not.
The best i could hope for was a split pot.
Look forward to how you would approach this hand.

Sun Nov 06, 2011, 11:46 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,814
the initial raise to 10 cents is alot more than a normal raise at these tables (would put the opp on QQ+ with a raise like that). You also get 2 callers before you. I'd have just called the initial raise or even considered mucking it preflop... especially out of position. I would not re-raise pre, because with 3 opps calling a 5BB bet already, AQ will not be the best hand and I would not want to be playing a big pot out of position.

When you hit the ace on the flop and get raised, you're going to be behind basically everytime. The opp has already called 2 raises pre and then raises again on the flop.

AK is in the opps range, but so are a set and 2 pair.

I think that's way too aggressive to be playing at a 2NL table.
Sun Nov 06, 2011, 12:33 PM
oriholic's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 751
You have to go with top pair good kicker in a reraised pot on PSR of 2.
Sun Nov 06, 2011, 02:16 PM
IpushHard's Avatar
Since: Oct 2011
Posts: 38
The question is should you play AQ this aggressively?
IMHO, no. Not in this situation.

To me, when the cutoff flatted your 3 bet it should have been a red flag and slowing down would have been in order.
Also, creating a bloated pot preflop with the 5x 3 bet is probably not a profitable approach given that AQ is not even a made hand at that point. A much smaller 3 bet (maybe 2.4x) would have accomplished the same goal and allowed you to exercise some measure pot control in a marginal situation such as this.

Just my humble opinion.
Best of luck.

Last edited by IpushHard; Sun Nov 06, 2011 at 02:19 PM..

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