QQ faces a check shove

OddAndyOddAndy Red Chipper Posts: 39 ✭✭
Villain was unknown.

Winning Poker Network (Yatahay) - $0.25 NL - Holdem - 9 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

Hero (BTN): 85.24 BB
SB: 42.4 BB (VPIP: 34.81, PFR: 14.13, 3Bet Preflop: 12.98, Hands: 273)
BB: 100 BB (VPIP: 15.73, PFR: 11.11, 3Bet Preflop: 3.97, Hands: 2,459)
UTG: 46.68 BB (VPIP: 21.30, PFR: 17.71, 3Bet Preflop: 9.70, Hands: 1,260)
UTG+1: 92 BB (VPIP: 15.63, PFR: 3.13, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 32)
MP: 168.68 BB (VPIP: 22.25, PFR: 17.90, 3Bet Preflop: 7.17, Hands: 1,508)
MP+1: 100 BB (VPIP: 20.69, PFR: 17.24, 3Bet Preflop: 6.06, Hands: 59)
MP+2: 113.56 BB (VPIP: 25.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)
CO: 121.52 BB (VPIP: 20.38, PFR: 15.07, 3Bet Preflop: 5.20, Hands: 700)

SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has Q:diamond: Q:club:

fold, fold, MP raises to 3 BB, fold, MP+2 raises to 12 BB, fold, Hero calls 12 BB, fold, fold, fold

Flop: (28.4 BB, 2 players) T:heart: T:diamond: 3:diamond:
MP+2 checks, Hero bets 13.48 BB, MP+2 raises to 101.56 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 59.76 BB and is all-in

Turn: (174.88 BB, 2 players) 3:spade:

River: (174.88 BB, 2 players) Q:heart:

Hero shows Q:diamond: Q:club: (Full House, Queens full of Tens)
(Pre 18%, Flop 8%, Turn 5%)
MP+2 shows A:diamond: A:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Tens)
(Pre 82%, Flop 92%, Turn 95%)
Hero wins 166.16 BB

0.96 BB was deducted from the pot for the jackpot.


  • JfdiwinsJfdiwins Red Chipper Posts: 52
    The villain has been tricky with AA here which is something you will see frequently in various ways. When they shove the flop they are trying to disguise their hand strength by representing a strong flush draw rather than a ten (what tens are in their range for calling OOP pre-flop vs a 3 bet? , but also what tens are in your range for 3 betting with? would they really just massively shove the flop with a ten rather than raising?). You are only behind to AA/KK and have a queen blocker to the flush draw so I am probably not folding here and I doubt the villain does this with 33. I would suggest that the villain plays the hand well on the flop as they can narrow your range down to mostly strong pairs that they are ahead of.

    Had the villain 4 bet pre-flop it could potentially end up all in anyway so I prefer the 4 bet pre-flop line. I see players trying to take tricky lines with aces all the time and coming unstuck when a wet board flops and they lose massive value vs AK/KK/QQ etc when the hand gets checked down or they check a wet flop and get outdrawn.

    Sometimes it pays to be tricky and sometimes it pays to be more straight forward. I always consider that I am looking to stack someone pre-flop with Aces vs a range of AK/KK/QQ and possibly JJ. Otherwise I am looking to play poker post flop.

    I would make a note on the villains line here and consider it whenever they flat a 3 bet out of position or take other tricky lines and note what they are capable of.

    I went through a spell of running into players flatting Aces on the button pre flop and stacking my JJ-KK post flop when a rag board hit but this seems to have gone out of fashion thankfully!

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