[NL2] QQ - overpair on paired board

    • Spidey1978
      Spidey1978
      Silver
      Joined: 25.07.2007 Posts: 348
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      SB: $2.01 (100.5 bb)
      Hero (BB): $2.02 (101 bb)
      UTG: $3.27 (163.5 bb)
      MP: $2.06 (103 bb)
      CO: $2.37 (118.5 bb)
      BTN: $2.03 (101.5 bb)

      Small sample size on villian of 37 hands - stats are 31/11 so far (seen him open limp AT from UTG) - first time I have seem him 3-bet - seems pretty passive post-flop (0.6 AF)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with :Qc: :Qs:
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.06, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, MP calls $0.14

      I think a fairly standard 3bet - sizing okay? Went a little bigger as OOP post flop.

      Flop: ($0.41) :2h: :9s: :9d: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, MP calls $0.30
      Happy to c-bet here - again sizing okay? or do people prefer smaller bet as no need to protect.

      Turn: ($1.01) :5s: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks
      Thinking I probably should have fired a 2nd barrel here - I think I should have bet smaller on the flop and then 2/3rds here with the blank.

      River: ($1.01) :8h: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.32, MP raises to $1.56 and is all-in, Hero folds
      No draws completed - I think I am good only going down to 9x or AA or KK (does he 4-bet pre-flop with these?) - I bet small hoping he may call, but get this shove - given he is passive post-flop I don't like this assume I am beat and fold. Anything different as played on the river?

      I don't like how I played this hand now - especially the turn - any suggestions on a preferred line I'd appreciate.

      Results:
      $1.65 pot ($0.06 rake)
      Final Board: :2h: :9s: :9d: :5s: :8h:
      Hero mucked :Qc: :Qs: and lost (-$0.82 net)
      MP mucked and won $1.59 ($0.77 net)
  • 7 replies
    • Dr1fter808
      Dr1fter808
      Silver
      Joined: 11.10.2017 Posts: 124
      Don't show results because it doesn't help the people giving advice. Against a fish like this I would 3bet bigger preflop
      because often times they are such a big calling station to see those precious three cards on flop. Then TB him proportionately
      to fit a shove on river but I would start very small on flop. I'm never folding QQ here against someone like this but I would
      size it differently.
    • Varune
      Varune
      Silver
      Joined: 24.04.2009 Posts: 5,337
      I would size it smaller, or maybe check, on the flop. Board is very dry and you're not going to get 3 streets alot of the times.

      As played i like the small bet otr to get calls from medium pp's, after he shoves you're almost always beat. It's not a bluffheavy line that he took. (xb turn and shove river)
    • lfcmichael
      lfcmichael
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.10.2016 Posts: 21
      Could he have 88 here? It would fit with his line pre- and post-flop. I’d definitely fold here on the river, but I’m betting the turn to protect against the flush draw.
    • ricis28
      ricis28
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.10.2017 Posts: 1
      same
    • pdfbq
      pdfbq
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.05.2008 Posts: 143
      You don't bet to protect your hand, you bet for value. Same on turn. Bet.
    • insomnia666
      insomnia666
      Gold
      Joined: 31.07.2010 Posts: 2,359
      I think a fairly standard 3bet - sizing okay

      Not so profitable. His range is probably this TT+, AJo +, ATs, KQo, KQs. I will use AKo, AKs, KK+.

      As played, 1/2 pot. We want Ax, KQs with BD. Check-raise OTT. He will bet the PP for protection. Maybe some bluff (Ax). Or he will check back and call this OTR.

      Vs this raise OTR....If my assumption is correct, I mean for his range, this should be call. What do you think?
    • cueclubdub
      cueclubdub
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.04.2012 Posts: 21
      Check call the river maybe if you are not happy to call the all in, Bluff catch.