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    I have trouble in situations here I have a pocket pair like QQ and the flop comes KXX and its heads up, is this a standard cbet? Because I think all non king hands fold. So is this a check to river and fold to any bet? Problem I have with checking to river is it allows opponents to stab at the pot based on my weakness.

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    Imo, and I don’t really know, you should X as default.

    Against fish, you can cb for value.

    Against nit, you can mostly fold happily without cbet, but can try small value OTT or/and OTR if it looks like it.

    Againts agro, maybe X/C is better than Bet, at least from theory standpoint.

    Against normal tag – I would really always X – not sure though what is good line.

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    • #3
      I struggle here too.I think it is important to realise why we are betting.
      In poker we bet for 2 reasons. Value or Bluff . Now Bluffing is not so hot in the micros . Why did we 3 bet our QQ? Value ! Now if an King hits the flop we are no longer betting for value , only as a bluff.
      Unless you know the opponent has a high fold to flop bet , i don't think you should bet.
      Last edited by awmm83; Wed May 07, 2014, 07:13 PM.

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      • #4
        With QQ on Kxx, checking is nearly always correct, whether it's a 3-bet pot or not.
        Whether you choose to call one street or two depends on your reads.
        Bracelet Winner

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pockettones View Post
          I have trouble in situations here I have a pocket pair like QQ and the flop comes KXX and its heads up, is this a standard cbet? Because I think all non king hands fold. So is this a check to river and fold to any bet? Problem I have with checking to river is it allows opponents to stab at the pot based on my weakness.
          Based on the amount of times I am getting stung (in the past and even recently) where I am hitting QQ vs Kx or Ax with K/A onboard, I have had to revise my thinking a lot on this.

          Normally I would say that a c-bet is worthwhile on A/K boards, mainly because if your opponent doesn't have it you can represent it. Not as important when you have QQ though.

          When an Ace/King shows, I am playing for the smallest pot I can, I really only want to be calling 1 or 2 bets and if the opponent isn't willing to keep it that cheap.

          To me i look at it like I have 22 and board is 8s, 9s and Jacks, only worse because if there is an Ace or King it is a lot more likely our opponent has it.


          After all QQ is still just a pair

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          • #6
            Do the same apply with KK on AXX board?

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