[NL2-NL10] NL10SH QQ Preflop

    • mishkagg
      mishkagg
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.07.2008 Posts: 1,354
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy hand converter:

      Known players:
      CO:
      $15.05
      BU:
      $5.50
      SB:
      $19.25
      BB:
      $14.20

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q, Q.
      Hero raises to $0.4, BU folds, SB calls $0.35, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.90) 7, K, T (2 players)
      SB bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30.

      Turn: ($1.50) 4 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50.

      River: ($2.50) 2 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $2.50.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of queens (Q Q)
      SB shows a pair of kings (J K)
      SB wins with a pair of kings (J K).

      Was I correct to play it passive and calling cause of the good pot pdds? Or should I've folded on the flop and forget about it?
  • 4 replies
    • Fongie
      Fongie
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      Pfr: OK

      Flop: Raise his small bet, it could mean anything. Fold if he comes over the top

      Turn: If I raised flop and got called, I would either play check/fold or bet/fold depending on the opponent. If it was a loose fish kind of guy with lots of cold call preflop, I would check/fold since he can easily have a king. If it was a tight guy preflop I would bet/fold because he could have a suited connector (its ok to call this for him since we're deep) to protect against the flush or straightdraw

      River: If you bet the turn and got called, you can play c/f if a draw completes (club, J, 6, 9, A) or call a small bet if it's a blank and you think he's aggressive enough to bluff a busted flushdraw on the river. We're not betting here ourselves at any rate.
    • soucy
      soucy
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.11.2006 Posts: 2,092
      I raise the small flop donk too and if he calls i'm done with the hand and play c/f both streets.

      With reads that villain is weak and likes to donk with midpair and so on i just call to let him bluff multiple streets to extract the max. value.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Fongie
      Pfr: OK

      Also Fongie, Pfr means preflop raise not Preflop.
    • Fongie
      Fongie
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      Meh, when I say Pfr: I mean Preflop: :D I make my own abbreviations!