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5nl 6 Max Zoom - Flopping 2 Pair - Fri Jun 07, 2013, 05:56 AM
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Looking back i think i played this horribly passive maybe i should have folded pre or raise flop to see where im at and potentially get away
 
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Fri Jun 07, 2013, 08:34 AM
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Hi,

Preflop I am only calling if I know that the villain is doing a fair bit of light 3betting from the button. AQ is a hand that is in a very bad shape against all premiums and it is very difficult to play it OOP without some kind of a read on your opponent's play.

If we decide to flat pre and see a flop I think we should always be stacking off here. Assuming we made the call because the villain is a frequent enough light 3bettor he will be stacking off a lot of worse hands himself - AK,AJ,AT,KJ naked Kc or Tc for royal flush draw... My plan would be to check raise flop and get all the money in by either calling off OTF or shoving OTT.
 
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Fri Jun 07, 2013, 08:58 AM
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Since: Oct 2010
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Hi Ads,

I agree with Tommy. I don't like calling the 3bet with AQ OOP without any reads on villain.
Either fold, or change your hand to a bluff by 4bet/folding.
 
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Sun Jun 09, 2013, 01:38 PM
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Hi ads,

Folding preflop is a valid option for sure, reads would help but if you look at this situation over a large sample size you will find you're losing money when you call a 3b with AQ out of position. It's a big reverse implied odds hand... when we miss (2/3rds of the time) we check-fold a lot and lose the small/med pot. When we hit our hand and make the best hand, we usually take down a small/med pot when it holds up. When we hit our hand and make 2nd best, we lose a big pot. All those things combined make for -EV, so without clear reads and a clear plan for exploiting a villain to make it +EV, folding is a fine choice.

Post flop is ugly but I can see being stuck in now that we do beat AK and KK, but we're still losing to AA, QQ, JJ so it's by no means a feel good spot. It's avoided by folding pre though.


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