Below is a hand history from a short session I played this morning. I got dealt QQ in UTG+1 and was raised by CO pre-flop. I don't have much information on CO as it was early in the session and never played him before so I opt just to call, not really sure what a re-raise would accomplish but not loving life seeing a flop either. You can see how it plays out below:
BB: 222.7 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5) UTG: 125.8 BB (VPIP: 35.00, PFR: 15.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 21) Hero (UTG+1): 97 BB MP: 110.8 BB (VPIP: 60.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5) CO: 100.2 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5) BTN: 117.4 BB (VPIP: 13.29, PFR: 10.30, 3Bet Preflop: 4.27, Hands: 309) SB: 103.7 BB (VPIP: 20.00, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 5) SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has Qh Qc fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, CO raises to 11 BB, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls 8 BB Flop : (23.5 BB, 2 players) 5h Th 9c Hero checks, CO bets 12 BB, Hero calls 12 BB Turn : (47.5 BB, 2 players) 4c Hero checks, CO bets 25 BB, Hero raises to 74 BB and is all-in, CO calls 49 BB River : (195.5 BB, 2 players) Ah Hero shows Qh Qc (One Pair, Queens) (Pre 81%, Flop 91%, Turn 95%) CO shows Js Jd (One Pair, Jacks) (Pre 19%, Flop 9%, Turn 5%) Hero wins 186.7 BB
The thinking: Having only called pre-flop, It was hard to narrow his range too much so I was really looking to avoid getting raised by check calling. Luckily the flop and turn are very dry. His bet is on the large side after I float so I put him on TT+, ATs or AK. I think I get called by AT and lower pairs but there are a few hands in his range that beat me. I think it's marginal but choose to shove.
Problems with the play Had overcards come on the flop or turn, I would have been folding so not sure it was played optimally pre-flop.
Once he is so aggressive on the flop and turn and with no info on him, it seems so marginal whether shoving or calling is the right play. In the long run, playing it like this might not be +EV, especially when considering different flop and turn cards.
I was hoping to get some thoughts on how best to navigate QQ in general and specifically in this situation, how it could have been played better pre and post flop?