[NL2-NL10] NL2 Zoom Qs

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      BTN: $2.67 (133.5 bb)
      Hero (SB): $2.02 (101 bb)
      BB: $2 (100 bb)
      UTG: $6.79 (339.5 bb)
      MP: $3.91 (195.5 bb)
      CO: $4.51 (225.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q Q
      UTG raises to $0.08, MP folds, CO calls $0.08, BTN folds, Hero raises to $0.34, 2 folds, CO raises to $4.51 and is all-in, Hero folds

      Results: $0.78 pot
      CO mucked and won $0.78 ($0.44 net)

      What does it usually mean when

      1) You 3-bet with a big pair (mostly Jacks or Queens) and someone with >100bbs come over the top and just shove?
      2) You raise PF and again someone just shoves with >100bbs?

      It doesn't make sense for them to shove like that when they have Kings or Aces does it? I have been folding a lot of big pairs like these. I'm not sure if it's a leak.

      With Kings and heads-up, it's definitely all in for me. On regular tables, I guess Queens would be as well, but on Zoom I'm a little wary because people play tighter. Any advice please? ?(
  • 2 replies
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,852
      imo standard play for AK and QQ in zoom formats is to just flat. tougher decision for AK if there already are callers though

      by 3betting, well, you guessed it, you're just making them fold like everything.
      interesting line by CO though... if you want to "find out" queens is definitely a good enough hand, but folding should be fine as well.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello cheekopeh,

      Against CO shove I'd just Call it down. He could easily just smell squeeze spot there or even shove with JJ/TT or whatsoever. :)

      Best Regards.