[NL2-NL10] qq vs 3bet tight

    • maykel
      Joined: 25.06.2008 Posts: 121
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, Q.
      MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.10, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.50, SB raises to $1.70, 2 folds, [COLOR=black]Hero..?

      villain:21/18/3b vs steal 0%/3b 4/170hands
      what is the best line vs 3better so tighter? when we dealt qq or ak
  • 2 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      I think you can call and play a pot IP. If he has AA or KK he's going broke on an Q-hi dry board. If you don't have a set you are IP and can evaluate every move villain makes and every move you make.

      You have to be able to fold if you have an overpair though...
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      The safe, unexploitable play is to just 4-bet and call it off. You're raising on the BU over a limper, it just looks like you don't have much overall, so if there is ever a spot for SB to throw out a lighter 3-bet than usual, this it. That means he'll straight up fold sometimes and maybe go broke with JJ/AK a few % of the time as well, which is enough dead money to make up for you running into KK+.

      You can call as well, but you'll put yourself in a position where you can make more mistakes than by 4-betting preflop, like you might end up folding to a c-bet on a A-high board when he was totally bluffing with 98s or something. Obviously the reward if you play it right is also better, since when he's bluffing he'll probably at least c-bet the flop and you'll get more money out of him.

      Hope it helps.