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[NL20-NL50] QQ vs. squeeze

    • AchillesBG
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 4,586
      Ongame Network $50.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2090220
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      BTN: $118.70 - VPIP: 19, PFR: 13, 3B: 4, AF: 2.9, Hands: 1092
      SB: $46.01 - VPIP: 28, PFR: 23, 3B: 11, AF: 3.0, Hands: 2136
      BB: $57.25 - VPIP: 31, PFR: 6, 3B: 7, AF: 1.7, Hands: 176
      Hero (UTG): $48.03 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 16, 3B: 5, AF: 3.0, Hands: 10833
      MP: $50.25 - VPIP: 15, PFR: 14, 3B: 6, AF: 4.4, Hands: 1484
      CO: $26.74 - VPIP: 65, PFR: 6, 3B: 0, AF: 2.8, Hands: 48

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is UTG with Q :club: Q :spade:
      Hero raises to $1.50, 1 fold, CO calls $1.50, 1 fold, SB raises to $7, 1 fold, Hero calls $5.50, 1 fold

      Flop: ($16.00) 5 :diamond: 3 :heart: A :heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $8.00, Hero calls $8

      Turn: ($32.00) A :diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($32.00) 7 :heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      Preflop 4bet or call? I think he will have wider value range in this spot, to try to isolate the fish. However, i`m not sure about his stack off range, since i`m raising from UTG. He will proabably fold TT-JJ/AQ and will fold for sure KQ/AJ/AT/99 and continue with AK+/QQ+. If i call, i also keep the fish in.

      I think is ok to ch/c flop.

      On the turn, i probably should value bet and check the river?

      After i checked the turn i should bet the river?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: I very much prefer 4bet/call here. Usually it doesn't make too much sense to slowplay AK/QQ vs opponents who are aggressive enough. These are hands which may not necessarily flop too well, but are usually strong enough to stack off pre. I also do not like the idea of having CO come along, it just gets unpleasant.

      Do you have a reputation for 4bet bluffing? Assuming you are playing 20/16/5, maybe not. I guess if you have a tight image, maybe you cannot 4bet/call profitably. In my case, I would be 4bet bluffing this guy a lot. And thus, he can very comfortably squeeze JJ and shove. Maybe even AQ and TT sometimes, though in this case we are opening in UTG.

      Postflop: call once and give up. I think his range is wide enough, and he is putting you on AX a lot so I never expect him to barrel bluff too often once you call the Flop.

      I think my main point is that you are probably playing way too passive. Fight harder vs aggro opponents. Then they cannot run you over, and you can also stack off lighter. By just playing super weak and passive, you are just allowing him to play very well against you.