AQ UTG...

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jsi

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Early stages in a 45plr SNG. Just got moved to this table a couple of hands ago, so no read whatsoever on the players. Pick up AQo UTG...

All comments/suggestions appreciated... :)

pokerstars Game #11822750499: Tournament #59999428, $3.00+$0.25 Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2007/09/02 - 01:37:35 (ET)
Table '59999428 5' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: B-bear_29 (2240 in chips)
Seat 2: jsirota (1685 in chips)
Seat 3: rivergutshot (1415 in chips)
Seat 4: HEC2112 (2225 in chips)
Seat 5: kuch_vu (1415 in chips)
Seat 6: Creed28 (1575 in chips)
Seat 7: scottyf1 (1700 in chips)
Seat 9: PenjamoLopez (1835 in chips)
PenjamoLopez: posts small blind 50
B-bear_29: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to jsirota [Qc As]
jsirota: raises 300 to 400
rivergutshot: folds
HEC2112: folds
kuch_vu: calls 400
Creed28: folds
scottyf1: folds
PenjamoLopez: folds
B-bear_29: folds
*** FLOP *** [6h 5s Ah]
jsirota: bets 400
kuch_vu: raises 615 to 1015 and is all-in
jsirota: calls 615
*** TURN *** [6h 5s Ah] [9c]
*** RIVER *** [6h 5s Ah 9c] [8s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
jsirota: shows [Qc As] (a pair of Aces)
kuch_vu: shows [Kd Ac] (a pair of Aces - King kicker)
kuch_vu collected 2980 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2980 | Rake 0
Board [6h 5s Ah 9c 8s]
Seat 1: B-bear_29 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: jsirota showed [Qc As] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 3: rivergutshot folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: HEC2112 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: kuch_vu showed [Kd Ac] and won (2980) with a pair of Aces
Seat 6: Creed28 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: scottyf1 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: PenjamoLopez (small blind) folded before Flop
 
Monoxide

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Not too much you could have done here, the classic AK against AQ and I think we know who the winner usually is.
 
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Storm, you'd fold AQ UTG in a turbo SNG? Really?

The only thing i've been thinking about should i have check/raised the flop instead depending on what the villain action would have been? Although i doubt he'd fold with that board. I have folded AQ with a similar board before (7-9-A) and was showed 77.

This time i was thinking with a 5-6-A flop, it would be a little unlikely some one with pocket 5s or 6s to call what was a relatively (to stack sizes) big raise from UTG. But then again, at this level anything's possible.

I was thinking more the villain had JJ-QQ-KK and he was thinking i had similar and was trying to "represent" the Ace hence the over the top push...

LOL... I think i'm probably over-thinking the game for the levels i'm playing and should just take things for what they most likely appear. ie: a set or AK in this example.
 
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With the stack sizes you have here compared to the blinds there isn't much you could have done. That's the problem with turbos, the blinds rise rapidly. By the time you raise PF and then c-bet, 1/2 your stack is in the pot leaving you little fold equity.

I will say though that there is no reason to raise 4 BB's PF, especially when you're down to 16 BB's. The more you raise PF, the more you'll have to c-bet and the more committed you are to the hand. It probably wouldn't have made a difference but I just don't understand. Why raise PF more than is necessary?
 
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Storm, you'd fold AQ UTG in a turbo SNG? Really?

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didnt realize it was a turbo... :eek:

was in hurry before I posted, my fault. But I dont see reason to raise to 400 any cbet and you are totally commited to call the shove. If you raise to like 250 I think you do the same and when you cbet the flop you are able to fold.
 
ChuckTs

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I usually dont run AQ UTG.

^^^That. The fact that it's a turbo doesn't change my mind, either. I'd much rather wait for some late position steals.

As played, we're committed enough that we now have to call. Especially with no 3-bet PF meaning we're most likely against AJ and worse.
 
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