This is a discussion on AQ in this board? What I have to do? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; AQ in the button with the board QKK against one strong player, what can I do? I raised 3x pre flop and he just called
I think you have to bet after the flop, I'd say 2/3 of the pot. If he calls I'd proceed with caution, if he re-raise 3 or 4 x your bet I'd walk away - if they stay in the hand they more than likely have you crushed.
The other option would be check fold to a raise but you do risk being bluffed of the hand.
Depends on if by strong you mean tight, in which case they're probably calling your pre-flop raise with a premium hand. If you mean they're a good player they're range will be wider so you could be up against mid pairs / suited connectors etc.
By raising 3x with your stack size, you've put your self in a spot. Betting isn't really an option against a strong competent player as if you face a raise your hand plays poorly even in position. I would check back the flop, knowing he will be almost any turn, call turn and re-evaluate on the river but most likely calling a brick river.
Need more information mate.. you position, tournament stage and what is "strong player" for you? Villain may call u with any pair, Ax, Kx.. without reraise before flop i think that u have best hand but play with caution.
Lots of checking man. If you didn't want a call, you should start with a 5x raise or higher. Your bet of 3x and your post flop hesitancy are running counter to themselves. Also, is this a $100/$200 NL game or $0.1/$0.2? Somewhere in between? Say what you will about pot odds but if you raised 6 cents into the pot I'd call it cause, well, it's 6 cents. If your 3x range was for $600 or $60,000 then that's a whole different ball of wax. No matter what you want to think the value of $1 is not remotely the same to all people.
Anyway, with AQ into a flop of AKK either make one bet and see if the villain folds or just check it down and fold. You probably have the best hand but there are a lot of good hands he could have an many more draws. Best case you win a small pot, but a disaster in this situation is equally likely. Just live to fight another hand later.
I would drop the hand without problems because your opponent may have a K, or QQ
Not worth risking falling from the tournament because you received AQ, wait another opportunity, I believe that this table killed you, appearing QKK on the flop
Great example there, not enough information based on the orig post... You can only find out if the opponent has the K by betting, lol. I don't might a check to induce a bluff on 4th or 5th, but you have to be pretty certain to look em up with on both streets.
I'd toss out a feeler of like 1/2 to 2/3 pot to see what he does.
If he has the K, chances are he is going to re-raise you or snap call.
I wouldn't shove seeing as he may very well be holding that K.