[NL2-NL10] Getting away from QQ pre-flop?

    • Scooney
      Joined: 14.08.2011 Posts: 104
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      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with Q:spade: , Q:diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.16, UTG2 raises to $0.48, 7 folds, Hero raises to $3.46 (All-In), UTG2 calls $2.98.

      Flop: ($6.98) K:heart: , J:heart: , 3:club:
      Turn: ($6.98) 3:heart:
      River: ($6.98) J:club: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $6.98

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (Qs Qd)
      UTG2 shows two-pair, aces and jacks (Ah Ad)

      UTG2 wins with two-pair, aces and jacks (Ah Ad)

      I think 4-bet shoving is probably wrong as I always get called by KK and AA, and make AK and JJ fold but I don't see how else to play it. Flat calling out of position seems like a bad idea, so is it possible to raise to perhaps $2 pre-flop and fold to a 5bet shove?
  • 1 reply
    • Bierbaer
      Joined: 27.05.2005 Posts: 7,989
      If you 4bet you should make it $1.06 as a 4bet to $2 means you need less than 25% equity to call - you're almost committed even if he shows you that he has AA.

      However, given he plays 12/4 I'm actually just folding QQ to his 3bet because his range is superstrong and we cannot call for setvalue.