[NL2-NL10] NL2 KK weird play

    • Royaltramp
      Joined: 28.11.2010 Posts: 215
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K:heart: , K:club:
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, MP3 folds, CO raises to $0.24, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.51) 8:spade: , 5:diamond: , 5:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO bets $0.38, Hero calls $0.38.

      Turn: ($1.27) A:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks.

      River: ($1.27) 2:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks.

      Final Pot: $1.27

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (Kh Kc)
      CO shows two-pair, aces and fives (As Ks)

      CO wins with two-pair, aces and fives (As Ks)

      --- Looking back at this hand I can see a lot of mistakes on my part. Since CO had 8/8 VPIP/PFR I for some reason put him on AA with his re-raise here, so just called rather than re-raising, I see this as a mistake and think I should have 3bet or even 4bet here since it's always good to get as much in the pot as possible preflop with KK or AA.

      Flop once again I was thinking as if he had AA, which is flawed as if I was really certain I should have folded preflop - and in most cases I know he won't have AA here and I have him beat. I'm thinking a $0.35 or so bet would be more appropriate here, or maybe a check raise rather than a check call.

      Turn: Unsure here, if I'd raised or bet on the flop and CO called, would I normally throw out another bet here or check fold? How about as played?

      River: OOP here with the A on the board and CO being very tight I wasn't sure about betting here, but going by the fact he checked the river in position a raise might have induced a fold here.

      Anyway, thoughts?
  • 1 reply
    • Bierbaer
      Joined: 27.05.2005 Posts: 7,989
      4bet preflop for value.
      If he has AA you'll be all in against it anyway, but he's usually not folding any hand after he 3bet so you lose a ton of value by just flatting the reraise.

      As played shove the flop.
      He's getting 3:1 on a call so even with A high he's basically committed.

      As played on the turn my plan would also be to check it down. If he bets I'd probably just fold because I think he's checking back pocket pairs and there's not too much non-Ax-air in his range.