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[NL20-NL50] NL25SH QQ BU vs UTG

    • awishformore
      Joined: 16.06.2007 Posts: 922
      PokerStars - $0.25 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BB: $25.70
      UTG: $54.86 (VP 23 / PR 13 / 3B 1)
      CO: $41.94
      Hero (BTN): $25.48
      SB: $26.34

      SB posts SB $0.10, BB posts BB $0.25

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has Q:diamond: Q:heart:

      UTG raises to $0.75, fold, Hero raises to $2.25, fold, fold, UTG raises to $5.00, Hero raises to $25.48 and is all-in, UTG calls $20.48

      Flop: ($51.31, 2 players) T:club: 9:diamond: T:diamond:

      Turn: ($51.31, 2 players) 2:heart:

      River: ($51.31, 2 players) 5:heart:

      The guy had a fold to 3bet of 75 at this point. Again, I am wondering if you can play this way on NL25 or whether this is overplayed? Is 3bet/fold ever an option? Will he ever go broke with AK?

      What's an alternative line? Is it more profitable to just flat QQ, trap potential squeezers, play for set value & incite betting from lower overpairs?
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello awishformore,

      If he has such a fold to 3bet then why do you 3bet in first place vs 13 PFR which most likely is even smaller on UTG. Rather Call and play with your position than play for the stacks.

      Even if you assume him going broke with AK,QQ+:

             Equity     Win     Tie
      UTG    59.79%  57.93%   1.86% { QQ+, AKs, AKo }
      UTG+1  40.21%  38.35%   1.86% { QdQh }

      still don't get the equity for go-broke.

      Best Regards.
    • CallumN
      Joined: 04.01.2012 Posts: 1,141
      Once we 3bet we have to go broke.

      I would flat his open though preflop and play postflop.