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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 UTG vs MP calling 3bet w QQ

    • duder1n0
      duder1n0
      Black
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      MP: $52.10 (104.2 bb)
      CO: $25.97 (51.9 bb)
      BTN: $16 (32 bb)
      SB: $93.02 (186 bb)
      BB: $50 (100 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $84.84 (169.7 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with Q Q
      Hero raises to $1.50, MP raises to $5, 4 folds, Hero calls $3.50

      Flop: ($10.75) 4 6 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $7, Hero calls $7

      Turn: ($24.75) K (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $16, Hero calls $16

      River: ($56.75) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $24.10 and is all-in, Hero calls $24.10


      MP


      postflop



      He had even more aggro stats at the time.
      Sample is small, but what do you think about calling down on this board. Turn is bad, cause AK now beats me, which is definitely in his range.
      On the other hand, only AK, and the occasionally slowplayed 1-2 combos of KK+ are better hands I can have in this spot. Is AK enough to call down here, or is it OK with QQ too?
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      hmm this is close

      I suppose you always have 12 combos of AK here. What about KK and AA? Do you have those ever? What about 88-JJ?

      Honestly i wouldn't mind defending Q:dQx and folding QQ without a .
    • duder1n0
      duder1n0
      Black
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Originally posted by mbml
      I suppose you always have 12 combos of AK here. What about KK and AA? Do you have those ever? What about 88-JJ?
      Yeah, I'd always call AK here, but always fold 88/99 I guess. I think I'd call TT/JJ as well.

      Against such aggro guys like him, how would you play KK+ here? Slowplay only for range protection (2-3 combos at max), and 4bet bluff more (thus get it in with the other combos of KK+), or have a wider calling range, and defend it by slowplaying KK+ more often?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Firstly I'll look at his Fold to 4bet. If it's 60%+ I'll often just slowplay AA and KK here. If it's really low then I don't see any point in slowplaying.

      Secondly I'll look at his postflop aggression. If he's the type to put a ton of pressure postflop, then it's often a better idea to slowplay sometimes preflop to protect the weaker portions of your range.