This is a discussion on €10 NLHE 6-max: Can I Get More Value In This Hand (QQ)? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Non hud poker site. No strong reads, opponents is probably loose recreational player.
There was 5 players at the table, opponent first to act, sry I
Flop - two aces. I checked to get information if opponent bets, that will give me hint if he had A on his hand, and because he raised in early position, it is very likely that Aces will hit, he didn't bet.
Turn - I make bet 1/2 of the pot. This size because I'm still unsure if he is having ace that he is slowplaying, so I still can cheaply fold if he raises, he calls.
River. I am not sure was this play okay generally, but I accomplished what I as looking for - bluff catching. I checked, and wanted him to make a bet, because possible flush draw missed. Also, if I bet in this situation and he raises, that will be uncomfortable. So, I checked, he bets as a bluff and I got a nice pot.
So, what do you think guys, could there be another ways to play this same situation and squeeze more value? Any adjustments to bet sizings etc?
Look fine to me. You got 2 streets of value in a 3-bet pot with an underpair, which is pretty awesome already. You could put out a small C-bet on the flop like 1/3 pot, but the delayed C-bet is certainly fine as well.
I like this line. But you can play in another way. He often won't have an ace. We can bet flop a little. For example, 1/3 of the flop. Checking the turn will show our weakness. On the river, you can bet and hope that your opponent will perceive it as a bluff and will raise us. As an option. But the way it was played is also good.