[FTR Hand of the Week #5B] QQ UTG+1 facing raise w/ 25 BBs in MTT

[FTR Hand of the Week #5B] QQ UTG+1 facing raise w/ 25 BBs in MTT


Hey, guys. This is donkbee from Flop Turn
River. This video is part two of two videos about a hand between player one and player
two. Last time we went over the hand from player one’s point of view and this time we’re
going to look at the hand from player two’s point of view. You can see that player two
has Queens and player one decided to min raise and player two decided to just call.
I like this call a lot. I think a flat is very good here. The main reason is that there’s
quite a few smaller stacks behind us. These stacks are going to be more than happy to
just squeeze, perhaps get all their chips in and that’s really good for us, because
we can get our chips in pre-flop, too, and we’re almost always going to have the best
hand. Another reason is that if we do get heads
up with player one, our hand is quite concealed and this will allow us to get paid off with
worst hands post-flop; so two reasons that I really like the flat. It folds to the Hijack
who squeezes and player one calls, so there we go. We got our three-bet. At this point,
we should probably just go all in. Our hand does quite well against our opponent’s ranges,
especially given the dead money in the pot. In the original hand, player two does go all
in. If you remember Hijack folds and, like I said last time, player one calls. That’s
all there really is to talk about with this hand. I really like the way that player two
played it. I think he played it really well and I think that player one played the hand
quite poorly. Other than that, there’s just results. Some people are results-oriented.
You want to see how the flop turn river goes, well here you go.
Player two does end up winning, hits a Queen on the turn so he wins with a set. That’s
about it. I’d like to move the discussion to the forums, actually. I’ll try to start
if off by asking this question: I’m wondering under what sort of circumstances would a three-bet
be good for player two? If we go back, player two decides to just flat the hand. How about
a three-bet? What sort of things would make a three-bet good here?
You could consider [raids 0:02:24] on players, so we could assume that player two has raids,
or we could consider stack sizes behind and anything else that you can think of. Post
your thoughts on the tournament forum and hopefully we can get a good discussion going.
Until next time, thanks for watching.