[NL20-NL50] NL50 SH QQ in SB

    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $52.30
      SB (Hero):
      $50.00
      BB:
      $62.35
      CO:
      $114.75


      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q, Q.
      CO folds, BU raises to $1.50, Hero raises to $5.00, BB folds, BU calls $3.50.

      Flop: ($10.5) 4, 2, 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $6.25, BU calls $6.25.

      Turn: ($23) 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $15.00, Hero raises to $38.75, BU calls $23.75.

      River: ($100.5) J (2 players)


      Final Pot: $100.5.

      villain is a regular on this limit (and, I now discover, a winning one). Any other way to play this hand? Didn't really feel I could lay down this hand since better starting hands than mine are likely to have four bet and this is a blind battle.
      Any thoughts?
  • 4 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I think your play is reasonable
      if you´re really comfortable on your reads you can try to c/c turn adn c/f river, but folding overpair usually is not the best idea in 3-bet pot
      SO I liked how you played it
    • Tim64
      Tim64
      Black
      Joined: 02.11.2008 Posts: 7,401
      Thanks, he had A :club: 3 :club: . I don't normally give opponents hands but here I am struggling to see how villain makes the call preflop with this hand (given that, as I said, here's a winning player).

      Does he hope to stack me on the rare occasions he hits -- like this -- or is it that he doesn't want me to get into the habit of 3betting his steals?

      Thanks
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      maybe he was tilted
      usually players wouldn´t defend with A3s
      I tihnk his idea was not to hit straight and then stack your overpair, but often just float a lot of flops and take down bet on the turn
      or if he hits his flushdraw then just shove on the flop
    • dicekeyrollz
      dicekeyrollz
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.03.2010 Posts: 74
      Would hands like KK or AA 4-bet you and announce the strength of their hands? I would imagine they'd play it the way they played it out in this example. Is it conceivable for villain to call your 3-bet with 36 to try to catch the kind of flop that just came off. Nonetheless, I also believe that the line you followed was a perfectly reasonable one. QQ 4-handed beats way too many hands.