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Hero (QQ - CO) wins - two pair, queens and eights wins over two pair, nines and eight

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Fri Mar 09, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Hi I'mJigJig!

With QQ and a std raise in front of me, I'm definitely going to 3-bet this hand preflop. My normal sizing of this bet would be to 3X the previous bet, or 900. Since the opp had folded to 3-bets previously, I would expect them to have a decent hand since they called.

The flop is 3 undercards and the opp checks to me. I'm definitely making a value c-bet here and would size it at 1/2 the pot (925). The opp calls, which could be an overpair, two overcards or a set.

The turn brings the K of hearts. This is a bigtime scare card, as AK is well within the opps range. When the opp checks again, I'm checking behind for pot control. By shoving here, the opp should normally be folding hands that QQ is ahead of and should be called only by better. Due to this, I don't want to shove, as I'll be value owning myself.
I was surprised when the opp turns over 99, as that should have been folded with a K on the board.

Due to the overcard hitting, after making a value bet on the flop, I'm checking down the rest of the hand, as I do have showdown value, but may not have the best hand (due to the K and pair on the board).

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)


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