This is a discussion on $2 NLHE Full Ring: AQ Two pair, what line to take on drawy board? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; UTG ($0.70)
UTG+1 ($3.37) Villain stats: Hands:79 VPIP:38 PFR:20.3 AGFAC:2.29
Hero (SB) ($2.26)
Preflop: Hero is SB with Ahttp://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/diamond.gif, Qhttp://www.flopturnriver.com/pokerforum/images/smilies/spade.gif
1 fold, UTG+1
Looking back on it I think it's better to x/f or x/c OTT since all the draws get there?
4th September 2016, 12:57 PM
Flop is fine, I probably bet a bit more though.
Check the turn, what worse hands are calling? If he bets I would just let it go.
5th September 2016, 2:46 AM
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i think u played fine ... these villains get sticky with worse often enough
5th September 2016, 2:48 AM
Bet bigger on the flop.
7th September 2016, 10:57 AM
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re: Poker & $2 NLHE Full Ring: AQ Two pair, what line to take on drawy board?
we're OOP btw, so im checking the turn to find out villain hand strength
and betting the river if checked.
10th September 2016, 2:41 PM
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Pre-flop: This player looks like a LP whale, so he's probably limping a combination of small pairs, suited connectors and low suited Broadway cards from UTG+1. The other two guys can have slightly wider ranges, but probably similar sort of hands.
I like your raise, you really want to get the whale heads-up here if possible with a strong hand. He's probably calling most of his initial limping range because players like this don't like folding before the flop to a single raise when they've already invested money.
Flop: I like the fact you're betting with TP, but since his calling range here is going to be draw-heavy, we want to bet more to charge the draws. I'm actually on board with potting it here. The whale will call flush and straight draws even when he's getting a bad price most likely, so let's give him the chance to make a calling error whilst getting lots of value for a hand which is almost certainly ahead at the moment. If we are beat, I'm sure he'd raise seeing as he's not particularly passive post-flop.
Turn: Pretty bad turn because his range was draw-heavy and that bring almost all the draws in. I think we can X/C a smaller bet here becasuse his AF does suggest he could try and pick up the pot when we show weakness, and he could easily have called the flop with a bare 9x. Add to this the fact that we have implied odds if we fill up on the river and I think we find a close call for a reasonable bet. I don't hate X/F either though. When you bet again and he calls, he's often got us beat.
River: Yeah, this isn't a great bet. I'm not sure we can get called by worse here, even against a whale. X/F here for sure.