View Full Version : Pocket queens, how badly did I play this?

07-23-2005, 09:39 PM
Hello everyone, I'm new to both the STT forum and SNGs. I've been lurking a while, and have learned a lot. I'm not doing very well however, and I that I'm making quite a few mistakes and being out played often.

Here's one of many hands that I'm pretty sure I screwed up on:

Party Poker No-Limit Hold'em Tourney, Big Blind is t15 (8 handed) converter (http://www.selachian.com/tools/bisonconverter/hhconverter.cgi)

CO (t875)
Button (t1295)
SB (t1460)
BB (t745)
UTG (t475)
UTG+1 (t880)
Hero (t760)
MP2 (t1510)

Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Q/images/graemlins/club.gif, Q/images/graemlins/heart.gif.
<font color="#666666">2 folds</font>, <font color="#CC3333">Hero raises to t65</font>, <font color="#666666">1 fold</font>, <font color="#CC3333">CO raises to t200</font>, <font color="#666666">3 folds</font>, Hero calls t135.

Flop: (t422.50) 9/images/graemlins/diamond.gif, 5/images/graemlins/spade.gif, 5/images/graemlins/club.gif <font color="#0000FF">(2 players)</font>
Hero pushes all-in, CO calls t560.

Turn: (t982.50) T/images/graemlins/club.gif <font color="#0000FF">(2 players)</font>

River: (t982.50) J/images/graemlins/club.gif <font color="#0000FF">(2 players)</font>

Final Pot: t982.50

This was very early in the tournamnet, so I didn't have any reads on him. I thought it was possible he had AA or KK, but more likely he had AK, AQ or perhaps an underpair. I called with the intention of going all in if there were no A or K on the flop. The flop looked safe so I pushed. What should I have done differently?

07-23-2005, 09:58 PM
exactly how i'd do it.

no K, no A...all-in

07-23-2005, 10:01 PM
3-bet Preflop. All-in, and it's not close.

Letting an ace or king flop here is really bad. Getting a dry flop and not checking for extra chips (before you move-in) is also bad.

07-23-2005, 10:01 PM

07-23-2005, 11:22 PM
When he raised me to 200 i probly would have reraised there to see how serious he was. That may have gave you some more info.

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only reraise you can make is a shove. holla

07-23-2005, 11:24 PM
im assuming this is a 10+1 - 30+3. im also assuming, because im brilliant, that he had aces or kings and won. in a 11-33, im probably not folding QQ to this reraise simply because the chip stacks are so crap with 800 chips. also, why raise so big? meh i duno i dont play the 800 chip games, but i would prolly just shove it pf. holla

07-23-2005, 11:33 PM
I'd reraise him allin preflop

07-23-2005, 11:39 PM

only reraise you can make is a shove. \

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07-23-2005, 11:43 PM
Yes, it was an $11, and yes he had aces. /images/graemlins/frown.gif