# [NL2] (FR) QQ - slowplay?

• Silver
Joined: 01.04.2009
\$0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players

UTG: 35 BB (VPIP: 65.12, PFR: 2.33, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 43)
UTG+1: 108 BB (VPIP: 20.17, PFR: 11.60, 3Bet Preflop: 3.27, Hands: 600)
MP: 96 BB (VPIP: 10.00, PFR: 6.67, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 30)
MP+1: 100 BB (VPIP: 12.99, PFR: 9.15, 3Bet Preflop: 4.76, Hands: 154)
MP+2: 100 BB (VPIP: 22.39, PFR: 12.68, 3Bet Preflop: 2.94, Hands: 819)
CO: 23 BB (VPIP: 62.79, PFR: 6.98, 3Bet Preflop: 3.85, Hands: 43)
BTN: 279 BB (VPIP: 26.70, PFR: 18.69, 3Bet Preflop: 3.23, Hands: 400)
Hero (SB): 124.5 BB
BB: 173.5 BB (VPIP: 15.20, PFR: 12.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 126)

Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Q Q

UTG calls 1 BB, UTG+1 calls 1 BB, fold, fold, fold, fold, BTN calls 1 BB, Hero raises to 7 BB, fold, UTG calls 6 BB, fold, fold

Flop: (17 BB, 2 players) Q 6 2
Thoughts:
The safest board ever for a top set.
Does the line check behind flop and bet turn (or call bet turn) aka slowplay make any sense?

Hero bets 9.5 BB, fold

Hero wins 16 BB
• 8 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 27.05.2010
We can't check behind the flop because we are first to act. We can check and then fold, call or raise if he bets. Slowplaying this hand definitelly makes sense in some situations (when the opponent is aggressive, for example). UTG looks very loose/passive, so I wouldn't slowplay vs him if he was fullstacked. He is probably capable of calling three streets with worse hands, and we cant expect passive player to bet vs our check, so we are losing value with checking. Since he has just 28BB left, 2 streets will be enough to get all the money in, so it makes sense to check the flop and let him to hit something and/or be more ready to call later streets, thinking we are not that strong (i.e. we capped our range OTF).
• Silver
Joined: 01.04.2009
Originally posted by Alleen86
We can't check behind the flop because we are first to act.
You're right. I missed the correct position, when I commented the hand.
• Gold
Joined: 25.01.2009
I'd rather just lead. He's probably calling all his pocket pairs that you might miss a street of value from if another overcard hits.
Think we could bet flop check turn as a better play.
• Gold
Joined: 25.01.2009
Then again it is NL2,.. 3 streets 😁
• Bronze
Joined: 28.03.2018
Would u cbet with AJ or 99 on that board structure? For sure u will. Considering the fact it is NL2, we have to play straight forward, else we're loosing value.
• Bronze
Joined: 27.05.2010
I think you are all missing UTG's stack size. If we bet 2 streets a bit over 1/2, he will be all in. So with the absolute nuts on this bone dry board, I think it's better to check, let him improve OTT or let him think that we are weak so he can call us lighter (maybe bluff/value raise from time to time).
• Gold
Joined: 25.01.2009
Originally posted by Alleen86
I think you are all missing UTG's stack size.
I'll be quiet now
• Bronze
Joined: 27.05.2010
Originally posted by DecMate
Originally posted by Alleen86
I think you are all missing UTG's stack size.
I'll be quiet now