[NL2-NL10] NL10 QQ facing minbet on Axx flop.

    • Kuldhaamer
      Kuldhaamer
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.12.2008 Posts: 10
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $2.17
      MP1(Hero):
      $1.55
      MP2:
      $5.85
      MP3:
      $10.00
      CO:
      $18.19
      BU:
      $4.85
      SB:
      $14.02
      BB:
      $11.64
      UTG1:
      $22.21


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Q, Q.
      UTG1 calls $0.10, UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0.50, 6 folds, UTG1 calls $0.40.

      Flop: ($1.15) A, T, 6 (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.70 (???), UTG1 raises to $1.30, Hero calls $0.35.

      Turn: ($3.5) 7 (2 players)


      River: ($3.5) K (2 players)


      Final Pot: $3.5.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of queens(Qh Qc).
      UTG1 shows a pair of aces(Js Ah).

      UTG1 wins with a pair of aces(Js Ah).

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      So my question is that what is the right thing to do against a minraise like this one ? Fold ? Or was the raise correct ? Or if i should have raised all-in ?
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  • 2 replies
    • thazar
      thazar
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.09.2009 Posts: 6,560
      The raise was the right size to my opinion and the board is good with an A on the it however when you are reraised, that often mean that your oponent has an A in his hand. A fold is often better. IF you are not going to fold it go all in at once increasing your fold equity. If you make a 1/2 size bet it can be for value as well as testing the water. Your are reraised and can get out of it without having lost too much.
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey Kuldhaamer,

      when you face a donk minraise on the flop you can disregard it and play as you would if villain checked. Here you have less than potsize left on the flop therefore I just shove all-in.

      After you see he mindonked with TP you can also note him down, so you have information about his play for the next time you confront him.

      Regards,
      burek2000