Originally Posted by Archiv3r
Last night i played 9max 0.05/0.10
3 times i got QQ i opened and faced a 3bet, called, low flop , c/shove and everytime i was against KK.
is there any way to get away from it, i lost 3 BI this way and i feel completely shit faced because when i get KK i get no callers at all :/
am i doing something wrong, is there away to get away from it
First of all, you have to have some idea of your opponents range. For example, if he's tight, tight-passive (many passive players only 3b QQ+, and maybe A-K), loose, just a passive fish who literally only 3b 2 hands, KK and AA (yes, see those types all the time, micro stakes are littered with weak passives), etc.
Second, why are you C/R all in on low flops with QQ? What are you trying to accomplish? What do we get called by? You're in a 3b pot, OOP, and you are C/R jamming. This is a full ring, micro stakes game. People don't do a whole lot of 3b at these stakes, and unless you have seen proof
V is out of line, the decision to call a 3b pre OOP is already meh.... I don't feel you're going to be ahead a ton, at these stakes vs mostly passive villains.
I would treat the hand as a setmine, and proceed with caution post flop against an unknown V at these stakes if i call this 3b OOP (want to clarify flop is unknown low flop, need more specifics for post flop analysis). If the guy 3b us to say 1.20, I'd want to have effective stacks be $12.00+ if I thought I may be behind pre. Since I feel in spots like these, at these stakes, the hand we are beating is ace high combos, we have to allow them to bluff, so that's why we dont C/R AI on the flop.
See we can't focus on what this guy had, this time.... we have to think about what the ideal play is, in this spot, on this type of board, with our hand (QQ). So, what this guy had is irrelevant to an extent. If we find this spot tomorrow, we check call the flop. Proceed with caution. Keep his air hands in. And unless we have seen this guy 3b light, it's not a good spot to be in at micros stakes tables (unless we have seen proof this V will 3b light, we know he'll snap call with weak TP hand, etc etc etc, so many dynamics involved).
Like the only hand you are beating that may play this way is A-K or something like that, maybe A-Q (we're blocking that hand), A-J. JJ is also a possibility, but IMO many passive people will not 3b JJ or smaller pairs. And by C/R jamming, we really should fold those hands out (except JJ or 10-10 maybe) on low dry-ish board (specifics of the hand would be ideal). So, we accomplish nothing by C/R jam here. You shouldn't be surprised you ran into KK. You literally made it very difficult for V to continue with anything worse (aside from maybe NFD, which has a ton of equity, if applicable).
That's what I think.