[NL2-NL10] QQ on button with overcard on flop

    • Xiven
      Joined: 25.10.2009 Posts: 16
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      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, Q.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0.20, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.70, 2 folds, UTG2 calls $0.50.

      Flop: ($1.55) 8, K, 7 (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($2.55) 6 (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $0.50, Hero raises to $4.00, UTG2 raises to $4.10, Hero calls $0.10.

      River: ($10.75) 2 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $10.75

      with the villains UTG minraise/call I can definitely imagine him having a K in his range (AK,AA,KK and wider).

      This was my 3rd hand at the table so I don't have any reads on the villain.

      If i was looking to get it in I should've probably re-raised flop bigger, to maybe 1.50+ and also make drawing for flush more expensive.

      Generally my play is tight and passive and i feel that i am folding the best hand too frequently, especially if the villain bets when there are any overcards on the board.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      If you're not confident you can go broke for value but don't feel like folding a hand that is potentially best there is a simple solution: just call his small bets. He bet twice the same amount, chances are he'll bet the same on the river as well.

      As for more aggressive lines, if I raise anywhere I'd probably just 3x it. I don't really expect villain to bet/jam too often but if he does and without reads that his preflop range is very wide, I don't really feel like calling it off.

      Hope it helps.