[NL2-NL10] QQ responding to Donk bet on flop NL25 rush MSS

    • thazar
      Joined: 14.09.2009 Posts: 6,561
      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed) - Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

      Button ($37.87)
      SB ($50.84)
      BB ($1.95)
      UTG ($10)
      UTG+1 ($25)
      MP1 ($23.60)
      MP2 ($23.86)
      Hero (MP3) ($10)
      CO ($27.16)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q, Q
      4 folds, Hero bets $0.85, 2 folds, SB calls $0.75, BB calls $0.60

      Flop: ($2.55) 7, 7, 5 (3 players)
      SB bets $1.75, 1 fold, Hero calls $1.75

      Turn: ($6.05) Q (2 players)
      SB bets $3, Hero calls $3

      River: ($12.05) 6 (2 players)
      SB bets $5, Hero calls $4.40 (All-In)

      Total pot: $20.85 | Rake: $1.04

      I was of course worry of a 7, 55 or a KK+ with the donk bet. I also thought that a lot of lower pairs would bet so decided to play it way ahead/way behind.
      fortunately the turn gave me the second nut so folding was not any more an option . I could have also 3 bet the turn but villain seem aggressive enough, I had position and did not want to scare him away. the question is more on my flop call.

      given that anyway he would put me all in by the river. ( although I did not know that yet). My reason for calling was not to increase the size of the pot at this time. Was a push or a raise a better option on the flop?
  • 1 reply
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678

      I would not be afraid of:
      KK+ ==> 3bet pre
      55 ==> 1 combo

      So his range is really narrow towards 86s, 87s,67s,88-JJ, random overcards etc.

      Calldown like this (with or without hitting your nuts card) is absolutely fine. I mean you hit THE nuts on the TUrn, not 2nd nuts as flopping quads is really really difficult (0.0001% )

      Best regards,