[NL20-NL50] NL50 QQ squeezed pot

    • jozata
      Joined: 30.07.2008 Posts: 646
      PKR, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

      CO: $168.12 (336.2 bb)
      BTN: $11.50 (23 bb)
      Hero (SB): $99.13 (198.3 bb)
      BB: $57.97 (115.9 bb)
      MP: $142.17 (284.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q Q
      MP folds, CO raises to $2, BTN calls $2, Hero raises to $9, BB folds, CO calls $7, BTN calls $7

      Flop: ($27.50) A 7 4 (3 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($27.50) 5 (3 players)
      Hero bets $16, CO calls $16, BTN calls $2.50 and is all-in

      River: ($62) 5 (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      Hero checks, CO bets $18, Hero calls $18


      I squeeze preflop for value. What if he 4bets-can I play QQ for stacks for 200BB againt this guy?
      Should I cbet this flop? I think he could have lots of Ax in his range.
      I plan to b/f turn.
      What's the best play in the river? Should I bet again?
      if he bets 2/3 pot / pot here once I check, I doubt that he is turning 88-JJ into a bluff. How do interpret his small bet? I need only 18% equity but can I expect to ever be ahead here?
  • 1 reply
    • imfromsweden007
      Joined: 11.10.2008 Posts: 726

      I would probably bet the turn a bit smaller. It's true that they are unlikely to have an ace given that the flop got checked through, but a big bet doesn't accomplish much. Bet like 12 on the turn and they might actually call with worse hands!

      As played on the river I would just check/fold. I know it hurts given pot odds etc, but we're just ahead here soooo seldom it doesn't matter that we have good odds. So just fold the river.