[NL20-NL50] [SH] Nl 50 QQ 3bet pot vs donk on dry board

    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      On Game, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      SB: $50 (100 bb)
      Hero (BB): $51.62 (103.2 bb)
      MP: $36.87 (73.7 bb)
      CO: $52 (104 bb)
      BTN: $51.29 (102.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q Q
      3 folds, SB raises to $1, Hero raises to $4.50, SB calls $3.50

      Flop: ($9) 8 4 5 (2 players)
      SB bets $4, Hero raises to $11, SB folds

      $17 pot ($0.85 rake)
      Final Board: 8 4 5
      SB mucked and lost (-$8.50 net)
      Hero mucked Q Q and won $16.15 ($7.65 net)

      Guy was bad aggressive running at 55/22. Raised flop because my desire to get as much money in as possible but I think it might not be the best possible action. Calling and keeping his 100% range in deff looks appealing.
      Only problem would be when an overcard comes but I guess if that happens I can just call one and fold to the second barrel as he will anyways barrel on those as well as hit them.

      So, "slowplay" flop ?
  • 2 replies
    • getdotacom
      Joined: 06.04.2008 Posts: 608
      I like raising. He will call ur raise with some weak hands and stack off. When u just call, some overcards or something like 6 will come pretty often. That might scare him away, so I rather hope that he stacks off with something like 87s on flop. Your hand is not strong enough to slowplay on this board and u won't get that much value anyways. U could get maybe 1 more bet out of him, but u risk not getting any money at all when he has TP and he's willing to stack off on the flop and something like A comes.
    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975

      Thanks for the arguments, they were all pretty good and raising makes much more sense now.