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NL10 QQ 4-bet pot flop broke?

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  • NL10 QQ 4-bet pot flop broke?

    [converted_hand][hand_history]Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10, $0.02 ante No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
    Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

    CO: $27.48 (274.8 bb)
    BTN: $38.51 (385.1 bb)
    SB: $27.43 (274.3 bb)
    BB: $25.28 (252.8 bb)
    Hero (UTG): $10 (100 bb)
    MP: $17.54 (175.4 bb)

    Preflop: Hero is UTG with Q:diamond: Q:club:
    Hero raises to $0.30, MP raises to $0.80, 4 folds, Hero raises to $2.50, MP calls $1.70

    Flop: ($5.27) J:club: 4:spade: A:spade: (2 players)
    Hero checks, MP bets $4.10, Hero folds

    Villain's stats: VPIP:74 PFR:38 Agg freq: 48% H:34

    He seems to be a bad-agressive guy. Against him what is the good play on the flop? I was afraid of the A, so I check/fold on the flop. It was good, or against this type of opponent just go broke on the flop? And he was 3-betting quite a lot preflop.

  • #2
    Hi Nocco.

    Pre flop I think your raise is fine, as is your 4bet. QQ is going to play really well vs a loose aggro guy like this, so setting up a low SPR which may lead him to stick around of weak top pair hands and weak draws if/when you get most all your chips in on a over pair on the flop is a good thing for you.

    However, sometimes (~43%) QQ will see an over card on the flop...

    When that A flops enough of the opp's range will consist of weak Aces to really make you think you could be beat. With only 2 outs to catch up, it is really not a wise move to put the remaining 75% in on the CHANCE he might hold a J, or that he might fold a draw.

    This guy should give you enough better spots later on that I think your fold is fine.

    Hope it helps.

    -JDean
    Double Bracelet Winner

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