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[NL2] QQ UTG vs 3bet

    • Dandiiik
      Joined: 19.07.2009 Posts: 1,823

      Pre standard open. I have 50 hands on villain only, he is 27/21 so far. So he seems to be a looser reg. Vs an MP 3bet I decided to flat because these arent the right positions to go for broke. I expect his range to be tighter, but QQ should be good. 4bet would isolate me.

      On this flop I plan to x/c twice. I believe people are not capable of barreling their whole stack as a bluff on NL2 often enough. When he checked OTF I thought I was ok. I think he would have bet any over pair. This looks like a hand with some showdown value such as AK/AQ.

      OTT since I put him on a weak range on the flop, it makes sense to me to remain passive. I dont want him to fold his potential bluffs. My range must seem quite weak to him as well so I expected he could start bluffing. His small bet is either a try to take the checked pot down or a slowplayed monster such as TT. No need to raise.

      OTR nothing changes. I was ready to call even a larger bet.

      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $2 (100 bb)
      BB: $2.18 (109 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $2.27 (113.5 bb)
      MP: $6.14 (307 bb)
      CO: $2.31 (115.5 bb)
      BTN: $1.54 (77 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with :Qs: :Qh:
      Hero raises to $0.06, MP raises to $0.18, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.39) :Tc: :7d: :6h: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      Turn: ($0.39) :3c: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $0.13, Hero calls $0.13

      River: ($0.65) :9h: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $0.32, Hero calls $0.32

      Results: $1.29 pot ($0.05 rake)
      Final Board: :Tc: :7d: :6h: :3c: :9h:
      Hero showed :Qs: :Qh: and won $1.24 ($0.61 net)
      MP showed :Qc: :Ac: and lost (-$0.63 net)
  • 3 replies
    • nitrol
      Joined: 24.07.2010 Posts: 12,069
      Seems ok. You can stab on turn after his check on flop.
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    • MrQNo
      Joined: 30.09.2006 Posts: 2,065
      Your arguments are reasonable, but, on NL2, your opponents aren‘t. So on NL2, i try to get all-in preflop with QQ. You wouldn‘t believe what hands i have to see after a preflop push. In most cases, position awareness of your opponents is not very high, so even UTG vs. MP QQ is good enough. I would need special reads to call QQ.

      As played, you have value for 2 streets at least. x/c otf is ok, because your opponent has initiative.

      After his check, i would bet ott. There are draws that will call your bet, and you want them to pay for completion. So you should lead with 2/3 pot. After your check and his bet, you can calldown.