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[NL2-NL10] Playing QQ with 32bbs- A on turn + possible flush

    • Dback357
      Joined: 01.07.2010 Posts: 160

      yesterday I was playing SSS on NL5. I'd won a 0.60$ pot so turned off the auto post blindes and was waiting for AA or KK till the blindes get to me. Eventually, I got QQ and decided to play. My pre-flop raise was called by a guy with VPIP 89% PFR 0% (sample is only 18 hands). I interpreted his min raise on flop as a check and made a c-bet (almost pot because of the draw heavy board). After his bet on the turn I couldn't decide if he has an A or a flush or he is bluffing. I decided to call because the pot before his bet was twice as big as my stack. Was it a mistake or is it profitable in the long run?

      Thanks in advance!

      No-Limit Hold'em, $.03/$.05 (HHConverter by Kreatief)
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      CO ($3.84)
      BTN ($4.03)
      SB ($0.90)
      BB ($5.00)
      UTG+1 ($3.81)
      UTG+2 ($8.18)
      MP1 ($3.55)
      MP2 ($1.61) (Hero)
      MP3 ($0.50)

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with Q:club: , Q:heart:
      1 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.05, 1 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, 4 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.20,

      Flop: 8:diamond: , 7:diamond: , 3:club: ( $0.58 )
      UTG+2 bets $0.05, Hero raises to $0.55, UTG+2 calls $0.50,

      Turn: A:diamond: ( $1.68 )
      UTG+2 bets $1.68, Hero calls All-In $0.81,

      River: Q:diamond: ( $3.3 )
  • 2 replies
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hello Dback357!

      I think your hand is well played. You also can't go wrong by shoving the Flop. It may look like an overbet but if you know he is capable of calling any bet with his straight- or flush-draw or toppair like then you are more +EV by shoving with QQ

      On the Turn you can go either way as in folding & calling

      Best regards,
    • Dback357
      Joined: 01.07.2010 Posts: 160
      Hello Gerv,

      thanks for the evaluation. In case somebody is reading this and is curious about the hand of my opponent, his bet was a semi-bluff with a weak flush draw (Js5d). Unfortunately, as you can see, his flush was completed on the river.

      Best wishes!