September 21, 2014

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Game type: Sunday Million, PokerStars
Stage of tourney: Early
Your image: Quiet
Opponent’s image: No strong read
Your hand: Q♣Q♦

The setup: It’s early in the Sunday Million. You haven’t been involved in many hands when this one comes up.

You get QQ in the BB. Two players folds and the next raises to 600. Two players flat call and then the CO raises to 3k. The button and SB fold and now the action is on you.

What’s your play?

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black fair


Fold.

Too much action, not enough reads.

You don’t want to flat call here and play QQ out of position in a potentially multi-way pot.

Shoving is definately tempting but you’d want a read on the CO to determine its profitability. Was the 3K a squeeze or was it a legit raise? If its a legit raise I’m expecting AQ/AK and TT+ given the willingess for him to 3-bet 1/3rd of his stack. Against that sort of range QQ is about 50/50. If we had a read on this player has someone who will make squeeze plays in this spot I’d be leaning towards shoving here.

Unfortunately we don’t and the EP raiser and flat callers are further unknowns. Given our stack is quite healthy I fold here and wait for a better spot.

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Anonymous Reply:

I dunno, given the opportunity here, i think i would shove.

There’s only 2 hands that dominate you (AA and KK) and only 1 hand that your about 50/50 on (AK)…

I do like my chances.

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Bert


i think blackfair said it about right, you still have a really good stack with minimal invested, a raise is a shove, a call isn’t great, 33% chance of overcards flopping and you might be beat anyway and you dont’t have odds to setmine..

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samo


Voted raise – shoving most effective imo. Image has been quiet, so unless the CO has AA or KK, you’ll get some respect and the chance to chip-up 50% by forcing folds. Can’t call because it prices in more players. Folding is an option, but with only 2 hands ahead of us and this being early in the tourney, I’d probably gamble here, hoping to see JJ if called by the CO.

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toonfish


its an insta fold anyone who calls or raises in this situation should give up poker and save yourself a lot of money. 3 callers to a raise and a big re raise he aint doing that without kk or aa unless he a super donk, never mind the origanal raiser. tournement poker is about survival not gambling in the early stages

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Coug Reply:

Yeah… A squeeze is a super donk move.

A standard raise with a couple of over callers means that they are probably holding each others cards (bigish Aces) and/or medium pairs. The 3 bet could easily be a squeeze by a player who knows full well, that no one is pushing (like yourself) without Aces. It is like abusing the money bubble. There are 2K free chips out there and he is claiming them.

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Coug Reply:

A squeeze is a super donk move?

A standard raise with a couple of over callers means that they are probably holding each others cards (bigish Aces) and/or medium pairs. Which makes is unlikely that he has Aces nor do any of the players in front of him. The 3 bet could easily be a squeeze by a player who knows full well, that no one is pushing (like yourself) without Aces. It’s like abusing the money bubble. There are 2K free chips out there and he is claiming them.

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Jeff


Shove.

I’m really only scared of KK

With the action in front, it’s very likely one of the players is holding an Ace, probably two. In which case, we’re only dodging 3-4 outs.

Plus, we’re clearly representing the goods and the the CO has a playable stack if he lays it down.

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G


Calling is out of the question, and QQ is too good to fold here.

There is NO WAY I am folding QQ to a possible BTN squeeze who is going to have a wide-range. Just because only YOU might 3bet/squeeze KK+, doesn’t mean that somebody else will only 3bet the same hands as you.

If he has TT+/AQ+, we still have 60% equity. The pot is 50% of our stack size, and without a doubt worth winning right now.

Unless I have a read that the BTN will only 3bet KK+, I am never folding QQ here. Anyone who folds in a situation having 60% equity should quit playing poker, and save themselves some money.

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YO


Could anyone tell me if the 6475 is his stack size after, or before his raise?

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Lucky Reply:

after

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