[NL20-NL50] FR QQ 3bet pot

    • vmarqui
      Joined: 25.01.2010 Posts: 4,816
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q.
      7 folds, SB raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $4.50, SB calls $3.00.

      Flop: ($9) 9, K, 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $5.00, SB calls $5.00.

      Turn: ($19) 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $12.00, SB calls $12.00.

      River: ($43) 5 (2 players)
      SB bets $28.50, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $43.

      Villain is a reg. My thought was that he would have pushed preflop with AK, so he's most likely holding KQ/KJ by the flop (maybe PP too). And I think I can outplay him by firing 3barrels. I mean, on river, his hands will only beat bluffs.
      what do you think? maybe it's better to check back on flop to get value from worse PP on turn?
  • 2 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      strange to turn your QQ into bluff and barrel turn thinking to also shove river to make him fold his Kx hands. So I really don´t like it. You´re ahead enough times to just check back turn and then call his river bet.
      Since he shouldn ´t bet out river his KJ/KQ hands I woudl likely call since he is basically reping only slowplayed set that he decided not to c/r on the turn
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello vmarqui,

      Turn: I actually as well like rather Check behind here and then decide what to do on river, even Calling is sometimes close but it depends a lot on the opponent.

      As played
      River: I wouldn't really Call here while I did bet the turn for "free showdown" or whatever the plan was. Usually calling a 3bet OOP is pretty strong and we likely only beat bluff here and that's all. For example like TT/JJ hand never bets there and turns his hand into bluff.

      Best regards.