[NL2-NL10] NL5 FR QQ in 4bet pot - cbet or check/raise flop?

    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Known Players:
      UTG3: $5.74 - 115 bb
      MP1: $5.00 - 100 bb
      MP2: $4.93 - 99 bb
      MP3: $14.91 - 298 bb
      CO: $5.86 - 117 bb
      BU: $17.54 - 351 bb
      SB: $4.60 - 92 bb
      BB: $5.00 - 100 bb

      0.02/0.05 No Limit Hold'em (8 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.417.4

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Q:heart: , Q:club:
      SB posts small blind ($0.02), BB posts big blind ($0.05), UTG3 raises for $0.20, Hero calls, 3 folds, BU 3-bets $0.55, 3 folds, Hero 4-bets $1.10, BU calls

      Flop: ($2.87 - 57.40 bb) K:heart: , 8:spade: , 8:club: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $1.40, BU folds, Hero gets uncalled back ($1.40)


      UTG3 was 12/10/0 over 59.
      BU was 53/34/29 over 60 with AF of 8.

      Not 3betting as UTG3 seems to be tight. When BU squeezes and UTG3 folds I'm pretty comfortable I'm ahead so I 4bet for value ready to call it.

      He just calls so I'm cbetting 1/2 pot and giving him a chance to hang himself. Ready to call if he ships.
      Wonder if check/raising would be an option given how aggro he is?
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Dawidas,

      Preflop: I agree with your line here however your 4-bet size should be larger.

      Postflop: As played I think I would try to induce something from BTN with a smaller bet, perhaps 1/3 of the pot. I think that betting small is superior to ck/raising.
    • Dawidas888
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Hi Bogdan

      Thanks for the evaluation!

      Yeah, I agree with a small bet. I keep forgetting these fancy plays when I need them :)

      So the plan would be to bet small and call it off?
      If he calls, I bet small on the turn again? If he raises the turn do I still call it off?
      And then check/fold river? Or check/call?