This is a discussion on Tough spot, fold or what ? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; everyone has more than 100bb cash game
hero utg with QQ raises 3bb
everyone folds, SB calls, BB calls
flop 224 rainbow,
hero bets 4bb, sb calls, bb calls,
Without a read I am folding here. Its absolutely plausible, he would play 4X this way, and its quite unlikely, he is bluffing for the size of the pot into two opponents, who both called him on the turn.
I dont have any problem with the 3BB open raise. Its completely normal in online poker, and there is no theoretical reason, why a larger size should be used in live games. Sure if everyone is calling preflop, there is merit to size up and play less hands. But in this spot you only got called by the blinds, which you dont particularly mind. At the end of the day he was just setmining, he flopped his set, and you lost the absolute minimum. Well played.
You can comfortably fold here. think about it, what hands is he calling the flop with?
2x, 4x, 35s (if he has that preflop) and pocket pairs.
Which of those hands would lead out on the turn when the board pairs (probably not the pocket pairs)
which of those hands are you beating on the river? (basically none of them).
It's important to be able to fold a 'big hand' at any point when the action is saying it's no good. Yes you have queens, and yes it's an overpair, but given what's on the board and how your opponent has played thus far, it's very unlikely that your pair of queens is good.