View Full Version : AQ Early on In Early Position

07-19-2005, 04:47 PM
Should I limp with AQ in EP, or dump it? Raising seems to be asking to put me in a tough spot. As for the flop, I think I have to check. I don't think continuation bets are appropriate at $11s (are they?), at least if you completely miss. So yeah, how should I play this?

Party Poker No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t15 (9 handed) converter (http://www.selachian.com/tools/bisonconverter/hhconverter.cgi)

MP3 (t1005)
CO (t760)
Button (t740)
SB (t1655)
BB (t815)
Hero (t800)
UTG+1 (t800)
MP1 (t640)
MP2 (t785)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with A/images/graemlins/heart.gif, Q/images/graemlins/spade.gif.
<font color="#CC3333">Hero raises to t60</font>, <font color="#666666">4 folds</font>, CO calls t60, <font color="#666666">2 folds</font>, BB calls t45.

Flop: (t187.50) 8/images/graemlins/diamond.gif, 3/images/graemlins/spade.gif, 4/images/graemlins/spade.gif <font color="#0000FF">(3 players)</font>
BB checks, Hero checks, <font color="#CC3333">CO bets t125</font>, BB calls t125, Hero folds.

Turn: (t437.50) T/images/graemlins/club.gif <font color="#0000FF">(2 players)</font>
BB checks, <font color="#CC3333">CO bets t250</font>, BB folds.

Final Pot: t687.50

07-19-2005, 04:48 PM
Hero folds AQo preflop UTG.

07-19-2005, 04:49 PM
Aight...figured. Can I play it from late position or is AQ not on my levels 1-4 list?

07-19-2005, 04:51 PM
Can I play it from late position or is AQ not on my levels 1-4 list?

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Depending on my impressions of postflop tightness at the table I'll start playing it anywhere between UTG+1 and UTG+3.

07-19-2005, 04:55 PM
I prefer limp/folding. I think it works well.

07-19-2005, 05:13 PM
I would have bet the flop

07-19-2005, 05:23 PM
I prefer limp/folding.

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You'd be amazed at how easily you can stack someone on the 11s when you limp AQ from EP and the flop comes with an A or a Q.

When fishy villains are playing any A in early levels, I think folding AQ is -EV.