[NL2-NL10] CO vs BU, Playing QQ right?

    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
      Gold
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Prima, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (CO): $10.15 (101.5 bb)
      BTN: $8.78 (87.8 bb)
      SB: $16.16 (161.6 bb)
      BB: $12.72 (127.2 bb)
      UTG: $14.87 (148.7 bb)
      MP: $10.15 (101.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q Q
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BTN raises to $1.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $3.30, BTN raises to $8.78 and is all-in, Hero calls $5.48

      Flop: ($17.71) J 4 K (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($17.71) 7 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($17.71) Q (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $17.71 pot ($0.88 rake)
      Final Board: J 4 K 7 Q
      Hero showed Q Q and won $16.83 ($8.05 net)
      BTN showed A A and lost (-$8.78 net)
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Reasons why I like our 4-bet/call (although the 4bet size can be smaller):

      - 6 max
      - CO vs BTN
      - not a full stack

      Preflop I'd most likely make it something like $2.8 at most (since he did make a larger 3-bet Ip).
    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
      Gold
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      If he had a full stack, would you still go with the hand in this situation.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by maheepsangari
      If he had a full stack, would you still go with the hand in this situation.
      Yes, considering that we are still CO vs BTN and 6max I would.

      A lot of the value of 4-betting comes from him folding his 3-bet and thus we collect the pot. And when he does shove we have enough equity to call (unless he only shoves Kk+ which is rare at best).