[NL2-NL10] NL5 QQ overpair

    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      Hero:
      $5.12
      MP1:
      $6.07

      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q:diamond: , Q:heart:
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.05, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, BB folds, MP1 calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.55) 8:heart: , 9:diamond: , 7:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, MP1 raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $4.87 (All-In), MP1 calls $3.37.

      Turn: ($10.29) 9:spade:
      River: ($10.29) J:diamond: (1 players)


      Final Pot: $10.29

      Thoughts:
      - No real reads on villain only seen him play a few hands and I hadn't got stats running.

      - Preflop seems fine I'm guess he doesn't have a higher overpair very often with this play.

      - Flop am worried this is overplayed. Does he often hold set/two pair/straight hands with the reraise? I standardly get my money in with overpairs on most boards but looking back it seems bad.
  • 3 replies
    • dallievas
      dallievas
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      Joined: 30.11.2007 Posts: 822
      Hi,
      I often play such hand as u but I think it's not correct to die on such boards with overpair.
      Preflop is ok.
      On flop bet pot on this horrible board and fold to his raise because he can be ahead often or can have many outs against you.Opp with aggression 1,3 can raise more often with made hands than draws.
      Sometimes can call aggro and reevaluate on turn because u still can have some equity:
      Board: 7d 9d 8h
      Dead:
      equity win tie pots won pots tied
      Hand 0: 32.824% 32.12% 00.70% 21307 465.00 { QdQh }
      Hand 1: 67.176% 66.48% 00.70% 44093 465.00 { JJ-TT, 88-77, ATs, A8s, A6s, JTs, T9s, 76s, 65s, JTo, 65o }

      Can he call? ?(
      Hard to fold an overpair ,only the best it can do (not I) :f_love:
      GL :f_cool:
    • Jaissica
      Jaissica
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
      Id bet-shove this flop every time on NL5 vs kinda fishy villain (42/6 over 31 is a developing fish).

      I am expecting to sometimes lose to sets / 2p, but most times be in front of flush draws / oesd / one pair. Many, many fish play bet-broke with AKQ-987 in this position believing its likely you hold two overcards instead of an overpair, because its how they would be AK/AQ/AJ/QK themselves (bet-broke flop).
    • Michailewic
      Michailewic
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      Joined: 28.04.2008 Posts: 1,418
      This is a flop you may consider folding your overpair when passive players get active (since they usually do not play their draws agressively). Sometimes they might overpaly their overpairs but you only beat TT and JJ but KK and AA beats you (overpairs are breakeven here).

      Against agressive players, I would go broke but variance is high here.

      Without reads, I might fold against him (I would bet just $0,45 on the flop) and I would wait for better spots.