[NL20-NL50] NL50 FR - QQ on BB

    • AtrociousNightmare
      Joined: 14.04.2010 Posts: 1,185
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BB): $94.83 (189.7 bb)
      UTG+2: $46.08 (92.2 bb)
      MP1: $20 (40 bb)
      MP2: $42.84 (85.7 bb)
      MP3: $37.88 (75.8 bb)
      CO: $58.22 (116.4 bb)
      BTN: $47.24 (94.5 bb)
      SB: $47.15 (94.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q Q
      3 folds, MP3 raises to $1.50, 3 folds, Hero raises to $5, MP3 calls $3.50

      Flop: ($10.25) 2 A 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.49, MP3 calls $6.49

      Turn: ($23.23) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $26.39 and is all-in, Hero folds

      $23.23 pot ($1.27 rake)
      Final Board: 2 A 3 7
      Hero mucked Q Q and lost (-$11.49 net)
      MP3 mucked and won $21.96 ($10.47 net)

      Stats: VPIP: 36, PFR: 10, 3B: 0, AF: 3,1, Hands: 176

      Damn how much I hate playing QQ OOP.
      Standard CBet? Protection from Kings, value from high PPs, and to avoid calling too many streets just to know he got the Ace.
      Check on turn because I'd have been committed after a bet and his call on flop was a strong indicator of an A.
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      I dislike the flop cbet but I've been criticised by some for this. I still think checking QQ and some Ax here is the better play than cbetting everything in your range.

      Check flop, bluffcatch depending on opponent, definitely call one street, maybe call 2. You can check and call down with some Ax that you 3bet preflop. Given that he is shorter, you probably have a tougher time calling twice.

      My advice though is that even if you want to cbet here with some of your medium hands, do it with a small sizing. 4.50 is more than enough because:
      a) you leverage stacks
      b) your range is reasonably strong on this board + opponent's range is not, you get folds from air easily.
    • serverm07
      Joined: 08.08.2012 Posts: 1,130
      I think vs fish x/c here is fine because their thinking will be "he checked he doesnt have an A i bet, oh fuck he called he is trapping me he must have A" so then if they bet again they most likely have an A and you can fold. sizing is way too big on the flop, I would bet like 1/2 pot here with my entire range vs regs.
    • AtrociousNightmare
      Joined: 14.04.2010 Posts: 1,185
      Agree with the XC reasoning, and I don't like CBetting here either.
      Probably next time I'm going to XC, as I'm not a fan of small sizes that are not balanced well.