Originally Posted by Thinker_145
So I was facing this situation. UTG nit open raises 4xBB and the action folds around to me in the BB looking at AQo. Normally its a 3 bet or flat decision when I have AQ in the blinds but a very different thought occurred to me here. I am obviously not going to 3 bet UTG nit with AQ and I am not sure if calling is really the right thing to do either.
3 things will normally happen in this hand if I call. I dont hit and lose 3 BB which will happen most of the time. I hit and win a small pot. I hit and lose a big pot. I mean sure he might have AJs in his range but unlikely he is coming with KQs. I cant imagine much scenarios where it'll end up a big cooler hand in our favour.
So what do you guys say? Is it profitable to play AQo in this sort of hand or one should do the really tough part of folding it pre?
Sent from my Moto G using Tapatalk
Firstly, is this 6max or full ring?
Vs a nit, I'm ok with flatting if it's full ring facing a 4x raise there could be arguments for folding and I'm fine with that if the guy is a big nit. The thing is with these nits, we have massive implied odds
and in general they play there hands they hit very strong or very passively if they don't hit.
It's profitable to play post flop vs nits like a wide range of hands because they play their hands very face up. For example even if we give this guy TT+AJs+AQo+ then there are a wide variety of flops we can take the guy off his unpaired hands like he will just likely just check a 367 flop and we just stab and it's ours. If we flop a straight or two pair, you can likely stack this player as they are willing to stack over pairs nearly always so vs these kind of nits we can still play the hand profitably.
Just be careful if it's a A high flop as chances are if he's that tight he will have AK a lot but the player in question is very easy to determine his actual hand 9 times out of 10.