[NL2-NL10] Nl4 Zoom Qq

    • adsefghijk
      Joined: 19.02.2011 Posts: 247
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, Q.
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.12, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.36, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.24.

      Flop: ($0.78) 2, 2, J (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.50, MP3 calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($1.78) K (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($1.78) 8 (2 players)
      MP3 bets $1.16, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1.78.

      Is there a reason to cbet this flop? Nothing worse calls, and nothing better folds. On the river we beat nothing, so an easy fold?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Adsefghijk,

      You need to be able to justify a 3bet with QQ vs MP open. Villain needs a wide range and a low Ft3bet. If either of these is not true, or you have no info, you should flat QQ vs EP open.

      I would cbet the flop - depending on how wide villain calls he may have PPs, Jx, flush-draws. If you think value is thin, bet smaller.

      I don't mind betting again on turn very small for value. Maybe $0.80 or so. Jx/FD's/PP may still call + you often buy yourself a showdown or make an easy fold vs a turn check-raise. Nothing too wrong with your line however.

      On the river you still beat diamond draws, but with no reads that opponent is capable of bluffing I would just assume he is not at these stakes and fold.