[NL2-NL10] NL2 - QQ vs short stack

    • TJtheTJ
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,583
      PokerStars - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BB: $1.41
      UTG: $0.85
      UTG+1: $0.81
      MP: $1.22
      MP+1: $1.21
      LP: $0.80
      CO: $7.33
      BTN: $1.22
      Hero (SB): $2.46

      Hero posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has Q:diamond: Q:spade:

      UTG raises to $0.06, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.18, fold, UTG calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.38, 2 players) 7:heart: T:spade: A:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.22, UTG calls $0.22

      Turn: ($0.82, 2 players) 6:club:
      Hero bets $2.06 and is all-in, fold

      Hero wins $0.79

      Felt like a bit of an ugly spot due to villain being so short. Is this a fine line to take? I decided to make a cbet to maybe get value from smaller pairs if he wanted to call with that, I suppose. However, on the turn I had no idea what to do. Didn't know if I was ahead or behind, mostly because he was so short. So I just decided to go all in... And frankly I don't even know why. I just did it.

      So yeah, playing against such short stacks is definitely something I need to work on. What's a good line to take in a situation like this?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello TinoLaan,

      Preflop: 3bet size has a leak, vs 3bb we should be opening bigger being OOP 4x.
      Postflop: Why do you CB the flop and then even shove the turn? From what worse do you get called there? :) Rather let him pay you with worse or let him try to bluff vs you.

      Best Regards.