[NL2-NL10] NL10: QQ sqz <> ton of opponents

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 1851405
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      Hero (BB): $10.00 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 4,4, Hands: 44535
      UTG: $10.05 - VPIP: 9, PFR: 9, 3B: 6, AF: 0,0, Hands: 43
      MP: $10.00 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 13, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 15
      CO: $11.00 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 13, 3B: 5, AF: 2,3, Hands: 67
      BTN: $4.86 - VPIP: 50, PFR: 34, 3B: 15, AF: 4,3, Hands: 44
      SB: $4.56 - VPIP: 71, PFR: 21, 3B: 0, AF: 1,5, Hands: 14

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BB with Q :heart: Q :diamond:
      UTG raises to $0.30, 1 fold, CO calls $0.30, BTN calls $0.30, 1 fold, Hero raises to $1.60, 2 folds, BTN calls $1.30

      Flop: ($3.85) T :spade: 6 :club: 5 :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $8.40, BTN folds

      What troubles me about this spot is the very tight UTG. I believe that raising my QQ is best because UTG does not always necessarily have a monster and the BU seems bad (I can imagine him folding very often, since my play looks so strong though).

      However, I would be somewhat lost if UTG went over the top. I think I should fold because I must assume that UTG is folding hands like AK and maybe even QQ since my play looks so strong. What do you think?

      Postflop seems fine, I guess. Wouldn't really want to try and induce a bluff since I can't know that villain really would be that bluff-happy after I have shown so much strength and I really wouldn't like to give away free cards to possible draws. An overcard on the turn would be sad.
  • 8 replies
    • Saren113
      Saren113
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      Why would you overbet the flopp? You are either already far behind or far ahead, I think Villian might be setmining if he got stats on you.

      Postflop simply just cbet half pot, and if he calls just fire again on blanks.


      and very tight it's 45 hands, that sample is nothing.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Did you notice villain's stack?

      If villain has anything he is calling here anyway. I also wouldn't exactly call this a typical way ahead/way behind scenario. Against villains postflop range I should be the favorite.

      Although the sample size on UTG is small, it does show a tendency, so I wouldn't exactly say it is nothing. One thing is for sure – he is no LAG.
    • Saren113
      Saren113
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      Originally posted by Avatars91


      UTG: $10.05 - VPIP: 9, PFR: 9, 3B: 6, AF: 0,0, Hands: 43
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      Nah, I would also 3bet it for value preflop vs rather unknown guys and get it in. And otherwise I doubt that there is going to be a huge difference how much we Bet against such a guy. :P Although I'd be towards just putting him exactly all-in.

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      I am a bit afraid of going broke vs UTG because he seems very tight and my squeeze looks very strong.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Originally posted by Avatars91
      I am a bit afraid of going broke vs UTG because he seems very tight and my squeeze looks very strong.
      I was mainly pointing out other guys than UTG actually. Vs UTG when we go broke is mainly we assume him also going broke. Without the information it might be as default even rather Squeeze/Fold or even just Call and play postflop.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      So squeeze/folding if UTG pushes all-in and the other guys fold is fine?
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Originally posted by Avatars91
      So squeeze/folding if UTG pushes all-in and the other guys fold is fine?
      Of course, even should be taken very often vs tighter opponents. Just try to put yourself into UTG situation. With what would you go broke? Then take Hero QQ hand and try out what kind of equity you get.