[NL2-NL10] qq after double-up

    • pondlife78
      pondlife78
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.02.2009 Posts: 24
      I was just waiting for the blinds to come round before leaving the table and got dealt qq. I realize how monumentally stupidly I played it on the flop but what should I have done preflop after the raise?


      Known players:    
      BB:
      $10.00
      Hero:
      $4.60

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q:diamond: , Q:heart:
      Hero raises to $0.40, 4 folds, BB raises to $1.00, Hero calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($2.05) 6:diamond: , A:club: , 3:heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.40, Hero raises to $2.80, BB raises to $4.20, Hero folds, BB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $7.65
  • 2 replies
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      I go broke with QQ for halfstack Preflop. If you feel nervous you can tighten up the range though to KK+ For me its actually villain dependant what I do.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi pondlife78,

      As a shorstacker never OpenRaise/Call a 3bet. Your only options are either OpenRaise/Fold to a 3bet OR OpenRaise/Shove

      This is because you have 8bb~ like left when you get 3betted to 12bb if you raise 4bb. Then I just go all-in preflop rather than seeing a flop and having to put my 8bbs in the middle on a A-high board or K-high board

      Since you have a 46bb stack, I would normally 4bet to $2.5 thus I shove here. You are way ahead against his 3bet range with QQ ;)


      Best regards,
      Gerv