[NL2-NL10] NL10 KK on Single suited board

    • Meemawuk
      Joined: 27.05.2009 Posts: 758
      Transfered my roll to stars but it hasn't stopped my run with KK. This has become standard for me. Since February over around 25k hands KK is a losing hand for me of around 100BB with guys 2pairing the river, calling 2 streets and rivering the gutshot etc. Extremely frustrating!

      Anyway, Is the line okay to Bet Bet Bet here? I suppose I could check-call the river sometimes? Or check-raise the turn? Or Direct shove the turn? What is the best line?

      Known players:

      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.98 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is UTG1 with K:spade: , K:diamond:
      Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.40, 5 folds.

      Flop: ($0.95) T:heart: , 4:heart: , 2:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.68, MP2 calls $0.68.

      Turn: ($2.31) 3:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.65, MP2 calls $1.65.

      River: ($5.61) T:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.52, MP2 calls $1.16 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $7.93

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows (Ks Kd)
      MP2 shows three-of-a-kind, tens (Jh Ts)

      MP2 wins with three-of-a-kind, tens (Jh Ts)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Meemawuk,

      I don't think that there is much to do against such a station. And such beats can happen, you have to face them, that will be part of the poker for everyone, at least once in their poker career time. Of course you play a lot more hands then you will face such swings even more, rather get used to them and don't make a big problem from it, which just tilts you what rather try avoiding it.

      Best regards.