NL25 QQ preflop vs cold 3bet

DjayDjay Red Chipper Posts: 21
Quite simply: What to do?

PokerStars - $0.25 NL - Holdem - 8 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

UTG: $25.00 (VPIP: 12.66, PFR: 7.12, 3Bet Preflop: 3.33, Hands: 381)
UTG+1: $16.32 (VPIP: 26.39, PFR: 4.17, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 74)
MP: $25.00 (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 10.37, 3Bet Preflop: 3.45, Hands: 137)
MP+1: $10.77 (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 4.76, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 21)
CO: $53.19 (VPIP: 15.38, PFR: 13.98, 3Bet Preflop: 5.57, Hands: 613)
BTN: $10.00 (VPIP: 18.98, PFR: 18.07, 3Bet Preflop: 10.12, Hands: 998)
SB: $26.50 (VPIP: 12.50, PFR: 9.72, 3Bet Preflop: 7.14, Hands: 74)
Hero (BB): $35.88

SB posts SB $0.10, Hero posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has :Qc:Qh

fold, fold, MP raises to $0.75, MP+1 calls $0.75, CO raises to $3.35, fold, fold, Hero?


  • David Kimweli Jr.David Kimweli Jr. Red Chipper Posts: 161
    I rarely recommend shoving pocket Q's pre-flop playing 100 BB deep but this might be one of the times when it make sense. You have 600 hands on the CO and his stats seem pretty solid. I don't think he's cold 3-betting less than pocket 8's so he has about 24 combos of pairs you dominate and 12 that dominate you. You're also a slight fav against his 16 combos of AK and are totally crushing his 8 combos of AQ. You have very favorable equity against his overall range but are probably an underdog playing OOP with a 3:1 SPR. Flatting the 3-bet also encourages the cold caller in the middle to see the flop which is only magnifies the difficulty of playing your hand post. I definitely don't like 4-betting small since it presents many of the same problems as flatting but only makes them worse. A 4-bet shove seems like your best option.

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