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Think I need a bit of help with my AQ play...

First example, it turns out Villain has AQ as well, because I asked him after the hand what he had.
Villain, according to PokerTracker, is loose-passive/passive, although I'd only seen him for 60 hands at this point. He was maybe a better player than this suggests though, because he did seem to win massively and often (over 100 BB/hr in the 100 hands I saw).

***** Hand History for Game 4439290721 *****
$25 NL Texas Hold'em - Sunday, June 04, 13:19:44 ET 2006
Table Table 95711 (real money)
Seat 2 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 7: Bombjack ( $38.20 )
Seat 9: skienjen12 ( $13.47 )
Seat 6: VILLAIN ( $59 )
Seat 5: BonkBogan ( $22.42 )
Seat 1: lastdeu ( $18.32 )
Seat 8: CCs_All_In ( $26.86 )
Seat 3: ROYSTERXXX ( $14.30 )
Seat 4: diamondm6 ( $30.15 )
Seat 10: ZZZXC ( $21.11 )
Seat 2: CresentSmile ( $24.65 )
ROYSTERXXX posts small blind [$0.10].
diamondm6 posts big blind [$0.25].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Bombjack [ Ad Qc ]
VILLAIN calls [$0.25].
Bombjack raises [$0.75].
CCs_All_In folds.
skienjen12 folds.
ZZZXC folds.
lastdeu folds.
CresentSmile folds.
ROYSTERXXX calls [$0.65].
diamondm6 folds.
VILLAIN calls [$0.50].
** Dealing Flop ** [ 8d, 3d, Qh ]
ROYSTERXXX checks.
VILLAIN checks.
Bombjack bets [$1].
ROYSTERXXX folds.
VILLAIN raises [$4].
Bombjack calls [$3].
** Dealing Turn ** [ 8c ]
VILLAIN checks.
Bombjack bets [$4.47].
VILLAIN raises [$15].
Bombjack folds.
VILLAIN does not show cards.
VILLAIN wins $29.02

Maybe shouldn't have raised with AQ in early position.
Also think I should have bet bigger on the flop, my (flawed) reasoning at the time being I'd try to get a bit of action by betting small.
Laid it down because, well it's only TPTK and he was betting like he'd hit trips.
Anything else I should have done differently?



Second example.... well I'm almost ashamed to post this one. But given the choice of a session of self-flagellation or posting it on cardschat, I've chosen the latter. Perhaps view it as a cautionary tale.
In my defence, a) it had been a long session and my brain wasn't working properly, and b) was thinking about the hand above.

Opponent is Semi-loose-Aggressive/Passive

***** Hand History for Game 4736376057 *****
$25 NL Texas Hold'em - Saturday, July 15, 19:59:15 ET 2006
Table #1182373 (Real Money)
Seat 9 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 3: Pennypaker__ ( $34.32 )
Seat 5: KaylynVH ( $30.28 )
Seat 9: TheLucky0ne ( $5.17 )
Seat 2: Bombjack_x ( $29.98 )
Seat 8: Meikaizen ( $16.28 )
Seat 6: tob800 ( $10.85 )
Seat 4: elladara85 ( $22.85 )
Seat 10: TigerEyesBR ( $6.21 )
Seat 7: Sonny_Miami ( $26.56 )
Seat 1: RobsFat ( $24.75 )
TigerEyesBR posts small blind [$0.10].
RobsFat posts big blind [$0.25].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Bombjack_x [ Ad Qd ]
Bombjack_x calls [$0.25].
Pennypaker__ folds.
elladara85 folds.
KaylynVH raises [$1].
tob800 folds.
Sonny_Miami folds.
Meikaizen folds.
TheLucky0ne folds.
TigerEyesBR folds.
RobsFat folds.
Bombjack_x calls [$0.75].
** Dealing Flop ** [ 5s, Qh, 2s ]
Bombjack_x checks.
KaylynVH bets [$2].
Bombjack_x raises [$6].
KaylynVH raises [$13].
Bombjack_x is all-In.
KaylynVH calls [$13.98].
** Dealing Turn ** [ 3d ]
** Dealing River ** [ 9d ]
KaylynVH shows [ Ks, Kc ] a pair of kings.
Bombjack_x doesn't show [ Ad, Qd ] a pair of queens.
KaylynVH wins $57.31 from the main pot with a pair of kings.

On second thoughts, would Doyle Brunson have approved? It's a tough call for KK as the only credible hand it can beat is AQ.
 
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You mind if I edit to fix the seat orders? They're all mixed up and wonky, and confusing me! :confused:
 
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Not sure why it does that... re-posting using that hand converter thingy...
 
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Think I need a bit of help with my AQ play...

First example, it turns out Villain has AQ as well, because I asked him after the hand what he had.
Villain, according to PokerTracker, is loose-passive/passive, although I'd only seen him for 60 hands at this point. He was maybe a better player than this suggests though, because he did seem to win massively and often (over 100 BB/hr in the 100 hands I saw).

party poker No-Limit Hold'em, $ BB (9 handed)

CO ($18.32)
Button ($24.65)
SB ($14.30)
BB ($30.15)
UTG ($59)
Hero ($38.20)
MP1 ($26.86)
MP2 ($13.47)
MP3 ($21.11)

Preflop: Hero is UTG+1 with A
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, Q
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. SB posts a blind of $0.10.
UTG calls $0.25, Hero raises to $0.75, 5 folds, SB (poster) calls $0.65, 1 fold, UTG calls $0.50.

Flop: ($2.50) 8
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, 3
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, Q
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(3 players)
SB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $1, SB folds, UTG raises to $4, Hero calls $3.

Turn: ($10.50) 8
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(2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $4.47, UTG raises to $15, Hero folds.

Final Pot: $29.97

Maybe shouldn't have raised with AQ in early position.
Also think I should have bet bigger on the flop, my (flawed) reasoning at the time being I'd try to get a bit of action by betting small.
Laid it down because, well it's only TPTK and he was betting like he'd hit trips.
Anything else I should have done differently?



Second example.... well I'm almost ashamed to post this one. But given the choice of a session of self-flagellation or posting it on cardschat, I've chosen the latter. Perhaps view it as a cautionary tale.
In my defence, a) it had been a long session and my brain wasn't working properly, and b) was thinking about the hand above.

Opponent is Semi-loose-Aggressive/Passive

Party Poker No-Limit Hold'em, $ BB (10 handed)

BB ($24.75)
Hero ($29.98)
UTG+1 ($34.32)
UTG+2 ($22.85)
MP1 ($30.28)
MP2 ($10.85)
MP3 ($26.56)
CO ($16.28)
Button ($5.17)
SB ($6.21)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with A
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, Q
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. SB posts a blind of $0.10.
Hero calls $0.25, 2 folds, MP1 raises to $1, 6 folds, Hero calls $0.75.

Flop: ($2.35) 5
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, Q
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, 2
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(2 players)
Hero checks, MP1 bets $2, Hero raises to $6, MP1 raises to $15, Hero calls $22.98 (All-In), MP1 calls $13.98.

Turn: ($60.31) 3
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(2 players, 1 all-in)

River: ($60.31) 9
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(2 players, 1 all-in)

Final Pot: $60.31


On second thoughts, would Doyle Brunson have approved? It's a tough call for KK as the only credible hand it can beat is AQ.
 
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