$400 NL HE Full Ring: Live $2/$5 QQ vs. preflop craziness, maybe I'm scared money
My local club was running $2/$5 game instead of usual $1/$2 because some of the big are action players were in town. Not a huge deal because most of the $1/$2 games run like $2/$5 or bigger anyway.....it simply becomes more costly to bleed the blinds or to limp-fold preflop.
UTG, a player I know well and doesn't have huge regard for position, makes a min-raise to $10. Her range here is wider than most, most likely this is not a monster but a suited A/QJs/66 type hand.
UTG+1, an unknown but seems relatively tight, calls.
UTG+2, a huge maniac, calls. He could call with anything, honestly, I'd expect a reraise if he has any real hand...$10 bet to him is insulting.
CO, a VERY tight player I know well, pops it to $50. I would routinely fold AQo whenever she raises and play only hands that hit or miss the flop hard (pps) or monsters.
I have QQ in the BB. Controversy erupts as I grab $50 worth of chips, place them on the felt but behind my cards, and announce "Raise. One Hundred." A player calls string bet on me, UTG+1 argues that I made an official raise, CO says it's not a raise; the floor rules that it's a call.
UTG folds, UTG+1 calls quickly. UTG+2 says, "OK I'll make this easier for everyone. Three hundred."
CO looks at her cards, ponders, looks at me, and says, "It's not worth it."
To be honest, I am slightly nervous that UTG+1 is slowplaying AA because he really wanted the extra money in the pot, but it makes no sense for him just to flat and invite 2 other players behind.
A backraise of this sort from another player might make me fold but I think this guy has AK/JJ. I have $400 and he has $2000 and he typically bullies the table whenever he has chips. I'm not exactly in love with the idea of flipping here and that's my fault for playing above my comfort level -- I mean, shoving QQ for 80 BBs without a STRONG indication that KK/AA is out should be pretty standard, correct?