[NL2-NL10] QQ raise, fold

    • sylvian
      sylvian
      Bronze
      Joined: 27.05.2009 Posts: 8
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $0.92
      CO:
      $2.00
      BU:
      $0.58
      SB:
      $2.46
      BB:
      $2.00
      UTG2:
      $0.36
      MP1 (Hero):
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $0.71


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Q, Q.
      CO posts deadblind, UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0.10, 2 folds, CO calls $0.08, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.23) J, K, 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.11, CO raises to $0.55, Hero folds, CO gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.34.

      Was folding the correct action?
  • 2 replies
    • SheepMoose
      SheepMoose
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.01.2009 Posts: 854
      I think check/calling is a lot better than bet/folding here, even if it does turn your hand face up.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Hard to say without any idea of how villain is playing, if he's passive it's usually a lot better to bet/fold since he'll call with any kind of Jx/QT/gutshots whereas he will only bet Kx and better if checked to, maybe not even Kx. If he's aggressive it's better to check/call unless he's on a level where he will just fire all streets at you when you check and you're not ready to call down with 2nd pair.

      When in doubt both lines are fine, don't make it so small so if you decide to bet, you might induce bluff-raises without being able to call them. Fire out a solid 2/3 instead.


      Hope it helps.