[NL20-NL50] NL25; QQ 4handed

    • Avatars91
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
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      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, Q.
      CO folds, Hero raises to $0.75, SB calls $0.65, BB calls $0.50.

      Flop: ($2.25) A, 2, T (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $1.50, SB raises to $4.00, BB folds, Hero calls $2.50.

      Turn: ($10.25) 6 (2 players)
      SB bets $6.50, Hero calls $6.50.

      River: ($23.25) 9 (2 players)
      SB bets $23.25, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $23.25.

      The opponents: not too many reads on them yet. Generally may be classified as loose, somewhat aggressive.
      Preflop: Standard play
      Flop: not sure whether to cbet or not. On one side, I may get value out of JJ and sometimes smaller pockets or a T, and it might be wise to protect against unwanted two-outers on later streets. Then again, I'm playing a 3handed pot and someone is likely to have an A, sometimes a set of Ts or 2s, therefore, perhaps pot control should be the priority. After the reraise I decided to call because I did not want to be pushed around by the aggressive player, I had position and the reraise was not that big. Perhaps a mistake, but I am not sure.
      Turn: fold might be the better option, but I still felt attached to the hand because the opponent has shown aggression in the past. This is quite likely a mistake on my side.
      River: the bet is too big and I fold.
  • 2 replies
    • EmmaDauwe
      Joined: 10.05.2010 Posts: 1,370
      One of the 2 players has an ace or better.
      No need to cbet on flop, no draws at all. If u cbet, it is to take down the pot. ut there isn't much value here.

      You can better check and try to get some value on later streets or just get to showdown.

    • Adapter1337
      Joined: 17.01.2010 Posts: 734

      Cbet is ok probplably, but i like here more check back, because there is no draws out and only one over ( K ) is what may make your hand weaker.
      You are way ahead or way behind and i dont see reason to protect here.

      1)You dont have nuts
      2)You draw 2outs to nuts - ~4% per street

      So overall you dont want to play big pot, so dont make it big.
      Its 3way, my standard line is here:
      1)cbet flop when i have some reads/plan
      2)give up - and i like this one way more

      NL25 players are overall so bad, that play only for value, they make so much mistakes and pay you off.