$400 NL HE 6-max: AQo 4b pot OOP, 2nd pair
Villain is new to me, but is playing something like 40/30 over a 100-hand sample. He's been very active in 3-betting while I've been at the table and he's shown down some weak hands in big pots. In short: I have no reason to believe anything than that he's very LAG and so when I 4-bet AQo preflop, I do so with the intention of calling a shove. This is the very bottom of my range for doing it, but I'm pretty sure it's profitable assuming my read on him is right.
I didn't expect him to flat the 4-bet, because... Well, because I never expect anyone to do that. But he did. And then I flop second pair in a huge pot and decide to check the flop because I figure I'll just fold out everything I crush (88-JJ or whatever) and get called by everything that crushes me (AK, AA, KK, QQ, KQ). I'm not very worried about a flush draw given that I have the As.
Still, should I check the flop? Should I check the turn, too? Or am I done giving him free cards to his 2-outer, or 4-outer if he has AJ/AT? If I bet, how much? And what should I do if he shoves?
$2/$4 No Limit Hold'em Cash Game, 5 Players
by Stoxpoker (http://www.stoxpoker.com/) - Hand Details (http://www.stoxpoker.com/pokertools/hand/53041/)
SB: $475.70 (118.9 bb)
CO: $400 (100 bb)
Hero (MP): $400 (100 bb)
BB: $702.60 (175.7 bb)
BTN: $560.80 (140.2 bb)
: Hero is MP with A[image: http://www.stoxpoker.com/pokertools/images/emoticons/spade.gif] Q[image: http://www.stoxpoker.com/pokertools/images/emoticons/diamond.gif]
Hero raises to $12
, CO folds, BTN raises to $40
, 2 folds, Hero raises to $104
, BTN calls $64
: ($214) 7[image: http://www.stoxpoker.com/pokertools/images/emoticons/club.gif] K[image: http://www.stoxpoker.com/pokertools/images/emoticons/spade.gif] Q[image: http://www.stoxpoker.com/pokertools/images/emoticons/spade.gif] (2 players)
Hero checks, BTN checks
: ($214) 4[image: http://www.stoxpoker.com/pokertools/images/emoticons/heart.gif] (2 players)