[NL20-NL50] QQ sb vs bu

    • sykora808
      Joined: 10.11.2009 Posts: 45
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $31.41 (125.6 bb)
      Hero (SB): $25.97 (103.9 bb)
      BB: $47.99 (192 bb)
      UTG: $17.63 (70.5 bb)
      MP: $58.05 (232.2 bb)
      CO: $17.23 (68.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q Q
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.34, BB folds, BTN raises to $4.50, Hero raises to $9.50, BTN calls $5

      Flop: ($19.25) 6 7 A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $9.25, Hero folds

      $19.25 pot ($0.87 rake)
      Final Board: 6 7 A
      BTN mucked and won $18.38 ($8.88 net)
      Hero mucked Q Q and lost (-$9.50 net)

      Villain: 31/23/25%/13 vpip/pfr/3b/hands
      This hand I felt I played poorly. I sort of panicked when I saw the Ace on the flop and gave up on the hand because I couldn't see him folding much and was taking too much time to make my move.

      Should I have just called the 4bet and ch/f flop or 5bet shove pre because I was OOP?
      As played should I be shoving on this flop?
      Post hand thoughts: I guess he would have shoved pre with AA so that leaves him with AK, KK, QQ maybe JJ if he's LAG.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: I don't like this 5bet size. You either make it smaller, or you jam here. This is a size which tells your opponent that you are obviously committed. If you make it 7 you could still have a bluffing range here and 5b/fold.

      Given that he only put in 18bb I think the small 5bet option is good here. But in general if the 4bet size is 20bb or more I would just jam or fold for 100bb.

      Flop: I will check and never fold. Pot is way too large.