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Old 07-11-2018, 07:34 AM   #1
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Pocket queens small blind scenario questions

Hello everyone!

First, thanks for answering my last question, it helped me greatly. I hope one day when I get good enough I can also answer peoples questions.

So here's another scenario that just happened to me. And I would love for you all to correct me and be as brutally honest as possible.

$1/3 NL Hold em. I had $140 effective. I was in SB position.

I was dealt QQ. Hijack bets $12. I reraise to $50. BB snap calls. UTG calls. Hijack calls. (Was this reraise too high, should I have just done $36? (3x12))

Flop comes 627 two hearts, one diamond.

I continuation bet $50. (I believe this is my first error, how would you all bet this here? What do you think?)

BB thinks forever and then calls. UTG Goes all in with $300 effective. Hijack folds. I have $40 left. I think about it and then call.

I call, BB thinks forever and folds.

UTG shows Trip 6 and takes the pot.

Please correct me on my logic as well. My logic here was calling $40 I had left to win $3** might be worth it even though I felt I was behind. Should I have folded if I felt I was down? My gut said he had a set. I felt if he had AA or KK preflop he would reraise me.

Also, my continuation bet was $50 just because I felt I was probably ahead and I could still get good value on the flop with the size of the pot. But, after losing I am thinking this was my biggest error. I basically committed myself to this pot. Should I have c bet less or not at all with QQ here?

Thank you ahead of time for all your thoughts.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:10 AM   #2
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Re: Pocket queens small blind scenario questions

I don't think the preflop raise is too big. Especially if people are limp-calling 50 dollar 3-bets out of position with a pair of sixes.

On the flop the pot is $200 and we have $90 left. Just go all-in instead of leaving such a small amount behind. We can get called by plenty of worse hands here.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:51 AM   #3
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Re: Pocket queens small blind scenario questions

Preflop maybe slightly high, if only because if you get a caller then you've got less than a pot sized bet left, you could easily make it $35-45.

As played, the pot is $200+, we have $90 left and we have an overpair. Trivial jam.
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:55 AM   #4
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Re: Pocket queens small blind scenario questions

The biggest mistake is even the consideration of calling $40 into a pot that is bigger than the US national debt. The second biggest mistake is betting $50 into the US national defecit, I mean what were you going to do with $40 left?
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:04 AM   #5
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Re: Pocket queens small blind scenario questions

Keep track of the pot-size. If you've got less than the size of the pot, you can't bet-fold.
You have to go all in on the flop, either with an open shove, or a check/call or check-jam (if someone else makes a bizarrely small bet).
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:49 PM   #6
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Re: Pocket queens small blind scenario questions

Shove the flop.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:05 PM   #7
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Re: Pocket queens small blind scenario questions

The only reason to save money when you are betting with at most $90 into a $200+ pot is that you really need the bus fare.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:09 PM   #8
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Re: Pocket queens small blind scenario questions

All great points! Okay so, no major mistakes here except maybe re-raising preflop a little smaller. Thanks again, everyone!
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:12 PM   #9
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Re: Pocket queens small blind scenario questions

Wait what, are we reading the same thread? Not shoving flop, and more importantly not realizing pot and stack sizes, is a huge mistake.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:59 PM   #10
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Re: Pocket queens small blind scenario questions

My mistake, you are right Kelvis. I read quickly before class and clearly misread lol. Thanks for the heads up!

Okay so, the takeaway is: pay better attention to my stack in comparison to the pot. And go all in when you are much lower than the pot on the flop. Got it!

Thanks, everyone! This was very helpful. I am learning quickly.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:22 AM   #11
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Re: Pocket queens small blind scenario questions

Shove it
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:39 PM   #12
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Re: Pocket queens small blind scenario questions

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Shove it
X, welcome to 2+2. In a strat thread, short, crisp answers are....ok.....but prefer that posters embellish a little on their replies.

Please embellish when and why you would shove in this situation.
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