$1.50 Limit holdem MTT. AQ SB, middle position raiser...what now?

Ronaldadio

Ronaldadio

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Played this hand today.

What would u do at the points I have highlighted???

I will continue to post every few hours so we get to the conclusion of the hand...

PokerStars Game #13404167137: Tournament #67347840, $1.50+$0.15 Hold'em Limit - Level XI (800/1600) - 2007/11/22 - 17:46:21 (ET) Table '67347840 13' 9-max Seat #3 is the button Seat 1: diamonds2209 (13350 in chips) Seat 2: Eman76 (15786 in chips) Seat 3: Worty11 (2220 in chips) Seat 4: ronaldadio (10451 in chips) Seat 5: laby1 (14036 in chips) Seat 6: Solisto (11598 in chips) Seat 7: Syntax72 (28848 in chips) Seat 8: garyr423 (8518 in chips) Seat 9: turner120971 (13487 in chips)
ronaldadio: posts small blind 400
laby1: posts big blind 800
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ronaldadio [Qd Ah]
Solisto: calls 800
Syntax72: folds
garyr423: folds
turner120971: raises 800 to 1600 (No real read, I have not been long at table. This is the first hand this guy has entered pot with out of 5 hands)
diamonds2209: folds
Eman76: folds
Worty11: folds
ronaldadio: ???????????????????
 
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tendulkar007

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playing 99 post flop

the guy from early position makes it 2.5 times the big blind. i call with 99 from middle position. i called because i didn't know the opponent's range and i wanted to keep the pot small with many uncertainties. the flop comes queen high(q72) and he bets little more than 2/3 rd of the pot. Should I raise or fold? i called to keep the pot small and see what he does on the turn. he once again bets same amount as on the flop. i call, hoping he has ak. king comes on the river, he checks; i check.

what did i do wrong in that hand? what r the factors that i should be thinking about that i didn't?
 
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BigWaveDaveO

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A pot size raise would be $6800 if my math is right (calling his bet of $1600 + matching the resulting pot of $5200). This is about 2/3 of your stack. There is $3600 in the pot to win right now. You're in the SB which means you are out of position for the rest of the hand. AQ off suite doesn't seem like the hand to risk a nice stack here. I'm inclined to advise a fold here, but I'd probably put in a big raise myself. How's that for some clear advice? On the other hand (how many hands do I have) maybe a call is right. If you hit something like Q or AQ or KJT on the flop you've got a well disguised hand.

OK, how's this sound? A limp and a minimum raise seem pretty weak. Put in a good size raise like $4000 and see what develops. Yes Regis that's my final answer.
 
ChuckTs

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A pot size raise would be $6800 if my math is right (calling his bet of $1600 + matching the resulting pot of $5200). This is about 2/3 of your stack. There is $3600 in the pot to win right now. You're in the SB which means you are out of position for the rest of the hand. AQ off suite doesn't seem like the hand to risk a nice stack here. I'm inclined to advise a fold here, but I'd probably put in a big raise myself. How's that for some clear advice? On the other hand (how many hands do I have) maybe a call is right. If you hit something like Q or AQ or KJT on the flop you've got a well disguised hand.

OK, how's this sound? A limp and a minimum raise seem pretty weak. Put in a good size raise like $4000 and see what develops. Yes Regis that's my final answer.

lol A+ sir.

I'm basically thinking along the lines of Dave up there^^^. Not much else to add :/
 
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theWizard-50

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aggreed. 3bet. calling isnt terrible but it's a weak play. 3 bet 80% call 20%
 
F Paulsson

F Paulsson

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With AQ, I think it's better to maximize fold equity preflop given how small our stack is. 3-bet or fold. In a cash game, I 3-bet every time. I'm not entirely sure how well that translates to shortstacked tournament strategy though, but your equity ought to be better than your fair share and you will trap some dead money in the pot.
 
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