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Hero (QA - Middle Position) loses - a pair of threes wins over high card ace 03-11-20

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Sun Mar 11, 2012, 04:36 PM
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Hi I"mJigJig!

Preflop with AQ, I'm going to make my std raise, which for this level is to 3BB (I normally drop to 2.5BB once I hit 100/200 blinds), so I'll raise to 450.

The flop brings 3 unders to my AQ. I'm going to check in this situation and hope the opp missed the flop too and checks behind. The opp bets 300 and to call it will be 300 into a pot of 1575 (19%). If my 6 outs (three Q's and three A's) are all good, then I have 12% hand equity for only the turn card. Since my 12% is less than the 19% into the pot, I'm going to fold here.

If I had a read on the opp that they would fold to a c-bet, then I could try to represent an overpair and make a 1/2 to 2/3 pot, hoping that the opp would fold a small pair or air. I'd only want to do that if I had a read on the opp though, as I wouldn't want to be giving away chips to an opp that will not fold (calling station for example).

Sometimes it's best, just to muck and find a better situation.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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