[NL20-NL50] NL50 QQ vs. squeeze

    • AchillesBG
      Joined: 06.02.2011 Posts: 4,586
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      BTN: $83.28 (166.6 bb)
      SB: $75.04 (150.1 bb)
      BB: $51.82 (103.6 bb)
      Hero (MP): $95.01 (190 bb)
      CO: $50 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with Q:diamond: Q:spade:
      Hero raises to $1.50, 2 folds, SB calls $1.25, BB raises to $5.50, Hero calls $4, SB calls $4

      Flop: ($16.50) 6:spade: J:spade: J:diamond: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $8, Hero calls $8, SB folds

      Turn: ($32.50) K:heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $12, Hero folds

      Results: $32.50 pot ($1.62 rake)
      Final Board: 6:spade: J:spade: J:diamond: K:heart:
      BB mucked and won $30.88 ($17.38 net)
      Hero mucked Q:diamond: Q:spade: and lost (-$13.50 net)

      Anon. table. Forgot to write down their stats, but BB was a normal TAG with 5-6% 3bet% over ~100 hands and SB was a huge fish.

      Preflop, i decided to call. I think it`s the better play with my entire range, because i want to keep the fish in?

      Postflop, i think it`s ok. His range should be strong and he probably won`t bluff vs. 2 ppl that often? If the turn was a blank and BB bets again, should i calldown?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: This decision is close with QQ, which is a hand that is strong enough to play for stacks immediately, but a little too vulnerable that we may want to consider not slowplaying it. With AKo I would definitely 4bet here. The squeeze size is slightly smaller than 4X which may favour calling more than 4betting (less dead money in the pot to take down, better odds on a call).

      With AKs here it's close between a call and a 4bet. With AA/KK/JJ i would flat here to let the fish in, AA and KK to trap, JJ because it may be too weak to get it in here.

      Turn: I think I am fine with the fold if we think villain's preflop range is tight in the first place. If he has a wide range I'm not folding a hand as strong as QQ here. Our hand would be massively underrepresented.