[NL2-NL10] Nl5 SH QQ

    • amplifyd
      amplifyd
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 1,769
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB:
      $3.84
      MP2:
      $5.00
      MP3 (Hero):
      $5.00
      CO:
      $6.09
      BU:
      $6.62
      SB:
      $11.03


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with Q, Q.
      MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, CO calls $0.20, 2 folds, BB raises to $0.80, Hero calls $0.60, CO calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($2.42) 3, J, T (3 players)
      BB bets $0.75, Hero raises to $2.00, CO raises to $5.29(All-In), BB calls $2.29, Hero calls $2.20(All-In).

      Turn: ($14.95) 4 (3 players)


      River: ($14.95) A (3 players)


      Final Pot: $14.95.
  • 3 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Shitty spot but i doubt you can do anything differently without reads once you get there. NH.


      Hope it helps.
    • amplifyd
      amplifyd
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 1,769
      Thanks for replying. I considered 4-bet shoving preflop but then I thought I would lose value and by calling I have position on BB and CO is probably calling with speculative hands so he is not tooo much worry.

      So what's better preflop really - and could you explain why?
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Assuming he's a fish from his stack size, the looser BB is, the better 4-betting and calling it off will be. He will have wider 3bet/folding and 3bet/shoving ranges, allowing you to felt QQ knowing it's a profitable move. However if BB is usually rather tight, he will rarely 3bet/fold and you'll be a dog or flipping when he doesn't fold to you 4bet, which means taking your chances seeing a flop in position is usually the safe move.

      As for CO really, if you know he's pretty straightforward it's fine, otherwise you'll be sandwiched between two players, which is usually a bad spot to get yourself into with a vulnerable hand like QQ when they're not easily predictable, so that would make me lean more towards a 4bet.


      Hope it helps.