[NL20-NL50] nl50 SH - QQ - 150bb deep

    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.50(BB) Replayer
      Hero ($78.45)
      BB ($25.75)
      UTG ($12)
      UTG+1 ($15.85)
      CO ($76.60)
      BTN ($86.50)

      Dealt to Hero Q:diamond: Q:club:

      fold, fold, CO raises to $1.75, fold, Hero calls $1.50, BB calls $1.25

      FLOP ($5.25) 3:diamond: J:diamond: 9:heart:

      Hero bets $3.50, BB folds, CO calls $3.50

      TURN ($12.25) 3:diamond: J:diamond: 9:heart: 9:club:

      Hero bets $9, CO calls $9

      RIVER ($30.25) 3:diamond: J:diamond: 9:heart: 9:club: K:spade:

      Hero checks, CO bets $16.75, Hero calls $16.75

      villain 18/14/1, 214 hnds, stl 35
      I did not 3b pre as we are deep and I did not want to face 4b - is it a mistake?

      As played, is the donk flop and turn line reasonable. Its hard to put villain on AK on the river so I called the half pot bet.

      Is check/calling river better than betting myself - not much else than AJ that can call me...
  • 3 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I would likely still 3-bet, since QQ is quite strong hand and you can postflop that hand for stacks. Also player like 18/14 won´t really 4-bet there too often with AKor 4-bet bluff so if you get 4-bet it should be mostly KK/AA and if you don´t want to play for stacks you can consider folding. But that won´t really happen too often, since he opened at co
      postflop: flop and turn are fine. You can consider c/c river, but I´d likely bet 15$ myself, he can call you down with any Jx, hand, smt like TT and you don´t have to face big bet yourself. Also good balance your bluffs if you lead out there smt like T8
    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Thanks, he had there AA - what do you think of his line? Should he raise at any point?

      You are right, if I 3b pre and he 4b I can fold and lose less :)
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Originally posted by Tim64
      Thanks, he had there AA - what do you think of his line? Should he raise at any point?

      You are right, if I 3b pre and he 4b I can fold and lose less :)
      He is definitely ahead, but if he raises and you 3-bet then he won´t really get all-in very often ahead, so I don´t mind his play just calling down and if you check then valuebet river