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[NL2-NL10] QQ CALL preflop

    • Imimba1
      Joined: 12.12.2011 Posts: 2,897
      Poker Stars $5.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2035477
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      BTN: $1.53 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 16, 3B: 8, AF: 0.3, Hands: 68
      SB: $7.04 - VPIP: 41, PFR: 4, 3B: 2, AF: 3.1, Hands: 135
      [b]Hero (BB): $7.74 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 12, 3B: 0, Hands: 89[/b](from villain's POV)
      UTG: $4.00 - VPIP: 24, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 1.8, Hands: 274
      MP: $5.94 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 18, 3B: 5, AF: 3.5, WTS:7, CC:6 Hands: 89

      CO: $5.00 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 12, 3B: 0, AF: 1.5, Hands: 106

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BB with Q :heart: Q :spade:
      UTG calls $0.05, MP raises to $0.20, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.15, 1 fold Well, I look like I dont 3bet much. VS this villain I'd 3bet as a bluff A2, K2 etc., because he's going to fold most likely. I dont wanna waste my hand's strength for that. again, I dont need QQ to 3bet and make him fold.

      Flop: ($0.47) 8 :club: 9 :club: 5 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $0.35, Hero calls $0.35

      Turn: ($1.17) 6 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      River: ($1.17) 9 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.42, MP calls $0.42
  • 3 replies
    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Preflop: well, from villains POV it would be unwise to muck everything apart from AA and KK just because your 3-bet is zero in 89 hands (which is not a sample size for 3-bets). We would build up the pot nicely on the other hand.

      Also bear in mind that QQ is not AA, and we often will not like the flop. That's another reason why I would prefer to raise.

      Finally, we are OOP, which is nasty. I don't think I ever cold-called a value hand OOP... Given all this, taking the pot preflop is not the worst outcome to me.

      Postflop looks fine.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Imimba,

      Preflop: It looks like you've been a "nit" at this table. 0 3B in 90 hands? What happened?
      Given our table image and that villain also seems nitty I can see a bit more merit in calling however we are CO vs BB so 3-bet is still fine.

      Postflop: As played we can check/raise the flop for value since we underrepresented our hand unless we have any reason to believe that he'd fold overpairs there like TT/JJ.

      As played villains range still has TT/JJ that don't bet the 4str turn so we can bet even bigger.
    • MonaiPlox
      Joined: 04.10.2010 Posts: 1,048
      I think you level yourself too much. Its nl5. Bomb him preflop to 0.7$, bet 2/3 pot every street - if he raise, you can muck, easy game.