Q♠T♦ Facing a Turn Bet, what do you do here?

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DECISION POINT:
Tournament final table where blinds are 25,000/50,000 and you are 6-handed, it folds to you on the Button. You raise to 110,000 and the Big Blind calls. BB checks the T♣7♦6♥ Flop, you c-bet and get called. Your opponent bets the 8♥ Turn and action is on you. What do you do here?

PRO ANSWER: This is a tough spot on the turn. When our opponent check calls the flop, they have many 9x and 8x hands in their range. When the 8 comes on the turn, it improves the equity of Villian’s overall range quite a bit. It is simply a much better card for our opponent than it is for us.

Given that fact, Villain can very logically construct a turn leading range that includes many straights, some other made hands and some semi-bluffs. This puts us in a very difficult spot with a one pair hand with few outs to improve. With our particular hand, we should fold in this spot the majority of the time.

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However, we cannot simply fold all of our one pair hands to this bet or we would be very exploitable. Hands such as AT and overpairs like KK and AA should continue in this spot. Since there are so few remaining chips left in stacks we should shove with those hands.

In this scenario we should fold against a default opponent when we hold QT.

Folding is the best play.

How would you play it?
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