This is a discussion on $2 NLHE 6-max: $2 NLHE 6-max: QQ from BB as middle pair on flop. Do I continue? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Alright, so I have played a session at 2NL today and there was one hand bugging me. My question is if I should have continued
You can start by 3 betting pre instead of playing QQ multiway OOP
December 16th, 2015, 1:28 AM
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December 16th, 2015, 1:35 AM
John A [5,259]
3-bet pre... bet the turn at least once it's been checked through. Call river. What hand does he have that he checks flop, bets turn that small and than 1/2 pots river? AT maybe, but unlikely. Think you have to call once you play it like that.
December 16th, 2015, 5:25 AM
6bet me 
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re: Poker & $2 NLHE 6-max: $2 NLHE 6-max: QQ from BB as middle pair on flop. Do I continue?
Preflop: you should have raised to $0.26, rather than flat-calling.
Flop: Ideally you would C-bet this, but since you don't have the initiative (because you flatted preflop), then checking is fine.
Turn: I would actually prefer to lead out on the turn for something like 80% pot and try to take it down. The villains could easily just have a single club or a gutshot here and you don't want to price them in. It's possible that they have a K, but it's also possible they'll call you with a hand like AJ, AT or a single club.
River: Check-folding here is fine, but ideally, you should never have reached the river this way.
December 16th, 2015, 11:02 AM
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According to betsizing tells... river is a fold our villain bets just under 1/4 bet and then he bets 1/2 on the river.
He ain't afraid and trying to get a crying call off you.
3betting pre is best. But cbetting here is a mistake. Especially when you think your just folding out better hands and your opponents only to continue when your beat.