[NL2-NL10] NL10 QQ "slowplay"

    • Deomedes
      Joined: 12.11.2011 Posts: 135
      PartyGaming - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (BTN): $12.14
      SB: $13.95
      BB: $10.37
      UTG: $30.31
      MP: $10.00
      CO: $10.00

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has Q:heart: Q:spade:

      fold, MP raises to $0.40, CO raises to $1.20, Hero calls $1.20, fold, fold, MP calls $0.80

      Flop: ($3.75, 3 players) 4:heart: 8:spade: 9:club:
      MP checks, CO bets $2.38, Hero calls $2.38, fold

      Turn: ($8.51, 2 players) 4:diamond:
      CO bets $6.42 and is all-in, Hero calls $6.42

      River: ($21.35, 2 players) 7:heart:

      CO shows Q:diamond: A:club: (One Pair, Fours) (Pre 30%, Flop 14%, Turn 7%)
      Hero shows Q:heart: Q:spade: (Two Pair, Queens and Fours) (Pre 70%, Flop 86%, Turn 93%)
      Hero wins $20.35

      So let's explore the unknown waters of slowplay! I do not slowplay so that is why i want to share my thinking that led me to this, on one hand i played recently.

      My thinking went like this. Fish opens from MP, Aggro guy 3bets again from CO. So i have QQ on the BTN. Should I cold 4bet and probably fold anything worst or call to invite the fish to come with us?

      I call, Fish calls. Flop comes excellent, no A or K (which would make my hand a bluff catcher and i had already plan to fold to the first barrel on Ahigh flop, cause Fish has it all the time if aggro doesn't, and call reasonable bet on K high flop).

      Aggro bets, i call for the Fish to call again, fish folds. On the turn he shoves so i call and hope he shows up with 99-JJ, AQ+. If he shows up with KK or AA well that is the fate of QQ vs aggressive guys anyways.

      Was my thinking valid ?
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I think mixing up coldcalling or 4-betting are both fine on the BU. Oop I would likely 4-bet more often.
      Postflop call is fine- I would definitely not fold and then I can also decide on the turn if I want to call his shove or not

      best regards,