[NL2-NL10] QQ aggainst 4bet NL10

    • BotiaKiraly
      Joined: 18.03.2009 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10 BB (9 handed) - Poker Stars Converter Tool from http://www.flopturnriver.com

      UTG+1 ($4.51)
      MP1 ($9.90)
      MP2 ($8.90)
      MP3 ($11.32)
      CO ($3.90)
      Button ($10)
      SB ($12.11)
      Hero (BB) ($10.68)
      UTG ($9.09)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, Q
      UTG bets $0.40, 7 folds, Hero raises $1.15, UTG raises $2.40, Hero calls $1.55

      Flop: ($5.65) 7, Q, 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $6.29 (All-In), Hero calls $6.29

      Turn: ($18.23) 10 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: ($18.23) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: $18.23


      Here I was lucky, but is this ok preflop? do i just call, or 3bet/fold, or shove preflop? the guy was 38/25 after 8 hands
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      This is a tricky spot and we have 3 options here.

      1. Call the 3bet
      2. Shove
      3. Fold

      Usually I would advocate not 3betting in the first place if we are not willing to 5bet jam. But this is a special case where UTG is likely to be a fish who calls with way too many weak hands so I think the 3bet is compulsory. Should we jam though? I don't think the answer is that clear.

      Common wisdom says that we should never call the 3bet here cos it's just not very playable. But a few times, I did flat the QQ here before and the opponent overplayed AK on a low board with his 2 over cards. I still don't really like this idea though.

      Folding is better if villain is deep, and if his stats point towards him being nitty.

      The sample is really small but I suspect he's just loose and aggro and bad in general and we are 90bb deep which makes it easier to stack off. I'm jamming here.