[NL2-NL10] QQ in multiway pot

    • gambleris
      Joined: 25.11.2007 Posts: 82
      Hello. I am playing SSS for juswt a few days and i want to hear you comments about few hands. I know that it isn't played in the right way in all these situations, but
      i want to know how to play them next time. Thanks.

      2)How to play this hand ?

      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 8 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      BB: $24.05
      UTG: $28.35
      UTG+1: $35.25
      MP1: $37.35
      MP2: $6.15
      CO: $37.40
      Hero (BTN): $4.65
      SB: $22.75

      Pre-Flop: Q:heart: Q:club: dealt to Hero (BTN)
      UTG raises to $0.75, UTG+1 calls $0.75, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.75, SB folds, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($3.10) T:heart: 7:heart: 9:club: (4 Players)
      BB checks, UTG checks, UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $2, 2 folds, UTG+1 calls $2

      Turn: ($7.10) 9:heart: (2 Players)
      UTG+1 bets $2, Hero calls $1.90 and is All-In

      River: ($10.90) A:spade: (2 Players - 1 is All-In)

      Results: $10.90 Pot ($0.50 Rake)
      UTG+1 showed 2:heart: 6:heart: (a flush, Ten high) and WON $10.40 (+$5.75 NET)
      Hero mucked Q:heart: Q:club: and LOST (-$4.65 NET)
  • 4 replies
    • Optroot
      Joined: 11.05.2008 Posts: 250
      I would definately re-raise with that hand, you should raise 4x the raise but that would be more than half or your stack so I might just push-all in preflop. Calling with SSS is a bad idea, you should never call if you're playing SSS.

      Winning preflop:

      You win $1.85

      1 Caller with AK+, QQ+ (From PokerStove)

      40% to win $5.75 ($.35 blinds $.75 fold)
      60% to lose $4.65

      EV = $-.49 if you get called.

      But depending on the type of player he was (raising with 26s??) you would know that in all likely hood they would fold so say they chances that people would fold to a re-raise all in is 75%...

      EV = -.49*25% + 1.85*75%
      EV = $1.51

      So as you can see this is a very profitable decision. This would be profitable even if your chances of being called are 80%.
    • slikec
      Joined: 04.02.2008 Posts: 1,155
      With SSS strategy you have two options preflop (re)raise or fold. Limping is maybe option if you have playable hand late position with at least 3 limpers before you and noone raised.

      With QQ i would push here all-in preflop in 90% cases! I would fold only if i would have info about first raiser that he is TAG.

      This is like perfect situation for SSS since you have already 1,65$ "dead" money in pot and you are ahead against any fish and against TAG in most cases coinflipping with AK. If someone have KK or AA you are 4to1 underdog but push(all-in) in long run is +EV here(because of the dead money in pot).

      I play now SSS same limit as you(NL0,10/20) for one week and damn i love it :)
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Clear preflop push.
    • 098799
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Yeah, no better thing to do than simply push preflop. Queens are the hand you really want to put all your money on as fast as possible while playing sss. Do it.