re: Poker & how to best play pkt queens
I had an interesting time with QQ last night, and Iíd be interested to get everyoneís take on the hand
Iím fairly inexperienced, particularly in live play, but Iím reasonably confident in my limited game Ė tight by nature, prone to folding at the smallest sign of aggression, but I recognise a hand when Iíve got one.
So, I get QQ and make a small raise from early position Ė perhaps a bit too small, but then I had been mucking everything Ė and get two callers. The flop comes J 7 5, and after I check, Mr Big Stack in the corner raises 18x BB, and myself and player 2 both flat-call.
An 8 comes on the turn, and Big Stack fires in 25x. To which I go all-in, and he goes ballistic. Player 2 is pot-committed with a pair of jacks, so he makes the call, allowing the other bloke to get out while still seeing my cards.
Once he sees my hand, heís out of his seat with fury, whingeing that Iím a $%^ing fish and how the £%^£ could I flat-call the flop with that sort of hand, and why donít we go outside to sort this out properly. Personally, I thought I did him like a kipper, and told him so, while at the same time deciding to call it a night because I always play terribly when Iím a marked man. Needless to say, that didnít help his mood one little bit!
But like I say, Iím pretty new to this, and I couldnít help wondering afterwards if I had actually got lucky. Thoughts?