Raise mid pos. with AQ. got pushed on flop of T73
There is two questions here; they are similar so I thought I'd make one thread instead of two. It's a bit wordy but I'd appreciate it if you guys could read it and give me an informative response, it truly has been on my mind for a bit now
I played this hand the other night so forgive me if some of the details are a little edgy. Basically, it went like this:
Villain1 (Can't remember how many chips he had, a fair bit more than me though, perhaps a little less than double)(Early Position, he doesn't understand the value of position though) :??
Hero 6000 (middle position): AQo
raise to 1100
( I tend to raise to 3BB+1 for every caller, but I reduce my raise size as the blinds increase. Is this good?)
Villain2 (Approximately 8000 chips) (Late position): ??
Villian1 moves all-in
What should I do here? Villian1 is a known donk(it's a pub league)
Second question: I have been quite unsuccessful at this league; my playing style just doesn't work here. My general style is to play quite tight, and raise when I do play a hand; I rarely call anything. However, I seem to lose to the blinds and start making desperate moves to survive. I am starting to get better at push-fold mode so maybe that will make my style a winning won but I'm skeptical that alone will help. So, recently I've started to call weakish hands like K10 mid position to hopefully make some chips; I don't have to be that concerned to be out-kicked since most players will play k6 onwards in any position.
I think what may be a big leak in my game is when I make raises with premium drawing hands(A10s-AK); I tend to go 3BB which to most players is big(most are fond of min raising, especially when the blinds are reasonably large) I usually always get callers when I raise and whenever my continuation bet doesn't work for whatever reason I tend to lose too many chips; I of course depending on the situation try to double barrel. I have been trying the 3BB+1 for every player preflop betting formula but that doesn't seem to work, as there is usually a few players limping and when I raise to 4-7 BB the players think that I'm bluffing
them and try to play back every now and then, which can make it difficult to play after preflop. So, I've been thinking of doing a more passive style, since most of the good players at that particular league don't seem to raise as much as I do, they tend to call much more. I'm thinking of making a rule if my 3BB+1 raise is worth 1/10 of my stake I should just call instead; of course if there is a reason to raise do it but the majority of the time I should not. So, with that AQo hand above I'm thinking I should have called and hopefully out kick them and make some of the calling stations pay dearly for that mistake Any thoughts/opinions?