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[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH QQ in SB 4bet

    • gavinonymous
      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,146
      vs 21/11/1.8 weak reg 700hands, 5.1% 3bet

      had a brain cramp on the turn on this one, not watching stack size. Didn't want to bet fold turn, so I c/c instead, not realizing i was committed and shoved river because I couldn't fold now.

      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $7.90 (79 bb)
      Hero (BB): $10.30 (103 bb)
      UTG: $10 (100 bb)
      MP: $10 (100 bb)
      CO: $13.79 (137.9 bb)
      BTN: $14.44 (144.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q Q
      2 folds, CO raises to $0.30, BTN raises to $0.90, SB folds, Hero raises to $2.50, CO folds, BTN calls $1.60

      Flop: ($5.35) Q 5 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, BTN calls $2.50

      Turn: ($10.35) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.70, Hero calls $2.70

      River: ($15.75) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.60 and is all-in, BTN calls $2.60
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,332
      Hey Gavinonymous,

      I'm not a huge fan of preflop 4bet here. At 10nl cold-4bet looks so strong that your range is basically KK+. That's not great for you when you hold QQ. It's going to be very difficult for you to get action from worse. It changes at higher stakes when people actually have a cold-4bet-bluff range. I'd flat vs BTN 3bet unless you had reads that BTN would call a 4bet wide.

      Flop cbet is fine. I'd just shove the turn. As you point out you are comitted anyway. Usually villain does not have KT/8T in his range that flats a 4bet. The only thing you lose to is something like A:sK, and you still have equity against that. The rest of the time villain may stack off with AA or KK especially with one spade in the hole. Or something like AK/with Ace of spades, maybe even JJ/99/AQ/KQ if he's a fish who calls 4bets wide, although I'd be suprised to see these hands in his range.