[NL20-NL50] QQ vs UTG raiser

    • Laserbeam
      Joined: 27.05.2009 Posts: 40
      I started playing cash games today and I was just wondering if I could have playd this hand better somehow. This guy was a unknown and only got 10 hands on him.

      I was 100% sure he either got AA,KK so this felt so wrong to do but maybe this was the right way to play the hand?

      PokerStars Game #50733940833: Hold'em No Limit (€0.25/€0.50 EUR) -
      2010/10/07 16:23:13 EET [2010/10/07 9:23:13 ET]
      Table 'Nike III' 9-max Seat #8 is the button
      Seat 1: OsAmOt_! (€51.60 in chips)
      Seat 2: JudeCW (€52 in chips)
      Seat 3: Wicked_Daffy (€75.30 in chips)
      Seat 4: eqyinoon (€51.35 in chips)
      Seat 5: tommywich (€22.05 in chips)
      Seat 6: DrGameT (€97.75 in chips)
      Seat 7: obesegringo (€20 in chips)
      Seat 8: HERO (€52.55 in chips)
      Seat 9: tsvsieger1 (€44.50 in chips)
      tsvsieger1: posts small blind €0.25
      OsAmOt_!: posts big blind €0.50
      *** HOLE CARDS ***
      Dealt to HERO [Qd Qc]
      JudeCW: raises €1.50 to €2
      Wicked_Daffy: folds
      eqyinoon: folds
      tommywich: folds
      DrGameT: folds
      obesegringo: folds
      HERO: raises €4 to €6
      tsvsieger1: folds
      OsAmOt_!: folds
      JudeCW: raises €7 to €13
      HERO: raises €39.55 to €52.55 and is all-in
      JudeCW: calls €39 and is all-in
      Uncalled bet (€0.55) returned to HERO
      *** FLOP *** [3h 8d 5d]
      *** TURN *** [3h 8d 5d] [6d]
      *** RIVER *** [3h 8d 5d 6d] [Qs]
      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      JudeCW: shows [Ah Ac] (a pair of Aces)
      HERO: shows [Qd Qc] (three of a kind, Queens)
      HERO collected €102.75 from pot
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot €104.75 | Rake €2
      Board [3h 8d 5d 6d Qs]
      Seat 1: OsAmOt_! (big blind) folded before Flop
      Seat 2: JudeCW showed [Ah Ac] and lost with a pair of Aces
      Seat 3: Wicked_Daffy folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 4: eqyinoon folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 5: tommywich folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 6: DrGameT folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 7: obesegringo folded before Flop (didn't bet)
      Seat 8: HERO (button) showed [Qd Qc] and won (€102.75) with three of a kind, Queens
      Seat 9: tsvsieger1 (small blind) folded before Flop
  • 3 replies
    • i5bet72o
      Joined: 17.06.2010 Posts: 1,615
      I usually flat pre vs a UTG raiser with QQ.
    • MatejM47
      Joined: 21.01.2010 Posts: 1,193
      Try using pokerstrategy hand converter in the future, but yes his utg 4-bet range is generally KK+ so with QQ you can flat him in position and play it post flop. By 3-betting you just isolate yourself against KK+ and his probably folding a lot of his range that you beat. And it always sucks to fold QQ vs 3-bet. Its better to 3-bet some Ax hands as a bluff that you can easily fold to his 4-bet.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      I think QQ is strong enough hand to play there for stacks so I don´t mind your 3-bet and then shoving over his 4-bet
      If you think his opening range is very tight then just call pf and play postflop ip