Originally Posted by spiderman637
Ur initial bet is just 3x, i would play 4x or 5x preflop with QQ...Believe its very effective that way...
And ur post flop actions were wrong too...
Lol, and its not "play to win" or "play to stay"...but it is " play to win by playing to stay" !!!
I disagree with this member's response.
Your raise size preflop is 'typically' perfect (when playing on tables with decent players..... ~2.3-2.5x in late levels is standard). On a super micro buyin (especially in early levels) you might want to increase your preflop raise size, especially if the blinds are loose calling stations, defending with all kinds of junk (which is also common).
Tip: when posting HandHistory questions, only post up until 'Hero's' turn to act (the spot where you need to make a decision).
ie. Hero raise to 2.5bb, Villlain shoves over with ~20bb's... Hero: ??
Things to consider in hand >
range villain is shoving on & how active they've been (their stack size is actually a perfect "resteal-sized stack", in the neighbourhood of between 12-22bb's.
Your own table image - - what range villain might be putting you on (& whether or not you figure the other players are even paying attention.... based on their prior play).
How your hand does vs. their resteal range
How your play will be affected if you call & lose the hand (ie. will it leave you crippled, or are you in a situation where taking the chance outweighs the risk of losing 20bb's).
In this hand you'll be left with ~20bb's if you call & lose which is fine. You just have to adjust your play accordingly (look for resteal spots of your own). You call & win, it allows you to put pressure on table as a bigstack.
Assessing villain's range (seeing it is a micro),... I would take AA & KK out of the equation right away (I think they'd 3bet smaller, although in a larger buyin they would probably shove to disguise the strength of their hand, making it appear like a wider range of hands that would typically be resteal/shoving... in the micros this level of thinking is usually lost on them & 3betting is often better.. or even flatting if stack is <20bb's).
We can't limit villain's range to hands we'd be flipping with (that'd only be AK)... as I believe their range would/could be much wider than this (88+,AQ+).
In other words >>>> "Easy Call Here"