[NL20-NL50] NL20 QQ cold 4bet vs min. 5bet

    • AchillesBG
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 4,586
      Prima, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BB: $20 (100 bb)
      UTG: $13.46 (67.3 bb)
      MP: $19.14 (95.7 bb)
      CO: $21.42 (107.1 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $24.79 (124 bb)
      SB: $20 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with Q:spade: Q:club:
      UTG calls $0.20, MP raises to $0.40, CO raises to $1.40, Hero raises to $3.40, 4 folds, CO raises to $7.20, Hero raises to $24.79 and is all-in, CO calls $14.22 and is all-in

      UTG and MP are both aggresive fishes.
      CO 31/31 33% 3bet (6) only 16 hands => probably aggresive

      I think the 4bet is fine. He should have wider value rang here. This 5bet however is probably KK+ if not only AA... But 4bet/folding QQ vs. unknown is not very good move either...
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      Cold 4betting here is not a must really plus it's not that much like a cold4bet given sizings preflop from everyone. You can call pre and play position easily with a strong hand.

      When you 4bet I think you should already decide whether you call or not. If you 4bet/fold you should strongly consider just calling 3bet imo. I've seen AK and JJ with that sizing actually so I wouldn't fold QQ. You have 40% against QQ+, AK so if you add SOME combos of JJ you are actually doing quite well and make money from when they fold pre. Given how small this edge will be though, calling might be a lot better.