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QQsb all in, v bb

Fri Dec 30, 2011, 09:05 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,824
QQ is a premium hand and you want to get value from it.

You get a min-raise before you preflop. You want to raise enough that the opp will call. Since it's only you and the min-raiser, if it were me, I'd raise to 600 total (3X their bet). You want action here and don't want the opp to fold. If the opp comes over the top, then call, if not, then bet them in on the flop.

You got lucky here, because most opps won't call their stack with ace/rag... they certainly could push with it, but not call with it.


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Sat Dec 31, 2011, 02:37 PM
oriholic's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 751
Villain is so short-stacked that any raise effectively puts them all in and they have no fold equity with their stack if they try to 4-bet shove. Shoving is fine as all of their valuey hands have to call, plus you keep monsters in your resteal-shove range, making it harder for people to call you later with their A9, 55, etc.. If his range is wider, calling is fine too as you keep his range wide and allow him to bluff his stack off postflop. But shoving is still probably best as you allow him to make all kinds of mistakes.

I really don't like trying to raise to 600 as if he's willing to call for 2/3 of his stack he's definitely willing to call for the whole thing...particularly since shoving looks weaker.

We are talking about shoving for 9 BBs after all.

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