Originally Posted by Mr Whatever
agree with wv =caution advised. str8 and flush draws, and u might be dominated with ak. a set of 6s- probably not, but maybe.
or aa lololololol ? i like villians hole cards to be aa there now that i think about it in that situation, it would be just another classical reason of not playing aq and would explain the reraise.
uv only invested .10 and u didnt hit ur 2 pair.
I can see bgomez89 putting them on kq, qj or jten suited so ur still in trouble with that flop.
Uv only invested .10 in that pot. That can be gotten back easily.
No no no no even if u win this hand its probably not the best situation to be in with such an inexperienced group that at the level ur talking about.
U just gave an example of this persons loose play. so ur gonna have shots at them, id avoid this situation and look for something more solid than a pair.
aq is just an example of an hand u can win lil and lose big with, ditch it, ditch it, pulll up, pull up, while u still can lolololololololololololo
I think you are underestimating AQ. Obviously it's not the best hand in poker, but it's certainly not nearly as bad as you make it out to be. And as a matter of fact, I hate flopping two pair with cards within a straight range (which is almost all hands I play). With TpTk I like to raise to find out where I'm at. If we check/raise the flop and villain comes over the top, I'm much less happy with our hand. Then we decide if he is protecting a made hand or trying to build a pot with a big draw.
Regardless, I think WVH, while he makes EXCELLENT points, and Mr Whatever, would play this hand too tightly to maximize profit. AQ is in my 3-betting range in early position, and I'd have 3-bet this pot to about .35 preflop. At a 2NL table I certainly don't mind stacking off pre with AQo, at a 400NL table I'm much more likely to fold pre, because we have to keep the metagame in mind. As played to the flop, I'd check raise the flop and bet any turn. If he calls I'm not up against two pair+ and I can bet most rivers for value.
I think just because you have a short history on somebody doesn't mean you need to tighten your range ridiculously, but I obviously have a much looser playstyle then WVH and Mr Whatever.