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[NL2-NL10] QQ 6 max all-in pre-flop?

    • flopraiser
      Joined: 30.01.2009 Posts: 202
      I've watched some of the strategy videos and they recommend trying to get pocket queens all-in pre-flop on 6 max tables. 4 times in the last week i've managed this and come up against AA or KK every time as below. I'm intersted on other peoples thoughts on this, would I be better calling a raise for set value or folding a 3bet against relatively tight players. What stat do I use to show all-in pre-flop stats for villan? Appreciate any help.

      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q, Q.
      MP2 calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.50, CO raises to $1.80, 4 folds, Hero raises to $4.60, CO raises to $11.83, Hero calls $6.05.

      Flop: ($22.73) 5, K, 4 (0 players)
      Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Turn: ($22.73) 7 (0 players)
      Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      River: ($22.73) 7 (0 players)
      Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $16.68.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and sevens(Q Q).
      CO shows two pairs, aces and sevens(A A).

      CO wins with two pairs, aces and sevens(A A).
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      That's a really tricky spot and you could write a whole book on it.

      I myself i'm a firm believer that in today's games you'll burn yourself bad by overplaying QQ preflop at the microstakes level, as there are still a ton of people for whom a 3bet/4bet only means KK+. I know Kaitz disagrees with me on this, and i'm sure it's different across the different poker sites out there, but against people who seem to have a clue about the game, you'll indeed run into KK+ way too often imo.

      As usual the strategies on the site are general guidelines, if you find it doesn't work for you over a decent sample you're free to try something new, tho you'll also get into troublesome situations by calling 3bets with QQ: who'll see Axy Kxy boards often and will be left guessing, and if you get action on a non Axy Kxy board, you'll still be stacked by KK+ all the same barring some heroic folds on your part.

      Just try and play it closer to JJ than KK for a while and see how that goes for you until you get better at hand reading.

      Hope it helps.