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5NL Fast (6 max) - AQo in SB Vs UTG Raise - Fri Aug 23, 2013, 07:47 PM
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Background:

Pre-flop

I opted not to 3bet with AQo Vs UTG Raise as Villain had only played 2/18 hands (VPIP 11.11; PFR 11.11; 3Bet 0.00; CBet 100), so had limited information. Previous hand incl. Called 2bet from blinds with A3o.

Post-flop

I opted to XR OTF after hitting 2 pair & Villain flatted, so made me think he was reasonably strong AK; KK; poss JJ; TT; s/draws etc.

After hitting a FH OTT I decided to Cbet 2/3 pot, which left me with a pot sized bet to set up the shove OTR. Villain called OTT & OTR.

Question[s]:

1) Do you agree with the way I played the hand / bet sizing?
2) Do you agree with my analysis / Villains range?

Welcome your comments / feedback?

BR

Tony [aka Prodigy237]
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 01:50 AM
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Preflop its fine.

On the flop i dont like your CR, we have a very strong hand on a dry board that is going to get cbet too often by any 2 cards, and your CR its going to fold all the bluffs and weak holdings and the only hand that you beat that can call its AK (which you block a few combinations). Unless you have the read that he its a station and cant fold AJ AT etc, i rather go for a call-call-call line and if he checks the turn you can easily value bet river.
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 04:39 AM
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I personally like the c/r to maximise value from strong aces which raise utg. When the board pairs a hand like AK is never folding i'd probably size our bet a bit bigger (maybe 1.05) so the river isn't a full pot size bet.

Well played to get stacks in.

Another line would be to c/c flop, c/r turn and shove river (assuming we c/r big enough)
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 05:38 AM
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Hi Carlos / birdayy,

Thank you for your comments... I purposely made my x/r OTF small to try to induce action from better holdings whilst not chasing away worse hands e.g. TT+, AJ, AT in an attempt to maximise value. Had I x/c OTF and then x/r OTT would it not polarise my hand even more and therefore miss out on value?

After reviewing the hand; I thought I should have made my bet OTT slightly larger e.g. $1.10 or £1.20 & then shove OTR?

Look forward to your thoughts / comments?

BR

Tony [aka Prodigy237]

Last edited by Prodigy237; Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 05:41 AM..
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 06:57 AM
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Hi guys,

All of you make good points here; more importantly the line that we choose is villain dependent as Carlos points out.
I think a flop x/r line has its merits and drawbacks:
a) x/r will narrow their starting range by 75% and could help our opponent play perfect against us if they know how to fold. They'd be folding worse Aces and only continuing with AA/QQ/44, AK/AQ.

b) However, we do want to build the pot and a turn x/r will look much scarier that a flop x/r; but when we x/c flop and x/r turn we get off another bet from our opponent which we would not get if we x/r flop and they fold.

I like the x/r sizing you took Prodigy that way we can ensure they call us lighter. Maybe make it just a bit larger OTT to make it easier for them to call OTR
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:21 AM
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I also like your x/r OTF. The only thing i can spot its your turn bet, you should consider betting larger there, as you said $1.1 is a good bet there.
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 12:55 PM
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your comments... much appreciated. Here's how the hand played out.

Showdown:

Not sure I'm ever getting away from this one [... as the hand pretty much played itself] & think Villain would have played AK, 44 in the same way.

Cheers,

Tony [aka Prodigy237]
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 05:36 PM
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Wow, I am pretty sure, I wont get away from this hand as well. No one is ever folding a full-house
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 08:26 PM
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