[NL20-NL50] NL 50 QQ 3bet pot

    • dobermann123
      Joined: 08.01.2008 Posts: 730
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      BB: $50.75 (101.5 bb)
      MP: $59.76 (119.5 bb)
      CO: $25.90 (51.8 bb)
      BTN: $48.13 (96.3 bb)
      Hero (SB): $78.80 (157.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q Q
      MP raises to $1.50, CO folds, BTN calls $1.50, Hero raises to $7, BB folds, MP calls $5.50, BTN folds

      Flop: ($16) 2 9 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      Turn: ($16) T (2 players)
      Hero bets $8.22, MP calls $8.22

      River: ($32.44) K (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $44.54 and is all-in, Hero folds

      $32.44 pot ($2.11 rake)
      Final Board: 2 9 2 T K
      MP mucked and won $30.33 ($15.11 net)
      Hero mucked Q Q and lost (-$15.22 net)

      Vilain is a semi fish. 25/13, 23% RFI MP. Fold 3bet 33 when IP. 71% bet river ( 7 sample ).

      On the flop I decided to not Cbet to C/R versus his all range. I think he has to bet a lot of his air here and have to fold a lot of his air. But he decided to not bet.
      On the turn, I think I have a value bet. I think I had to bet stronger. Something like 2/3 of pot. The river is the worst possible. I think I have to fold.
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      If you don't have a clearer read of the fish being bet happy vs a missed cbet, just cbet yourself and get value, don't mess around imo. As played on flop, bomb turn, you under-repped, there are quite a few draws, showdown value never folds to one bet and river indeed is kind of bad but could still go for value in some cases, though your own image counts a lot in this spot so I couldn't say exactly if you can do it or not. If you have an image that you can bluff vs checks/weakness you can probably also vbet your hand given a tricky MP that would try to get to showdown with some hands instead of barreling away (hands like 89, JJ, AT, etc.)