[NL2-NL10] KK on 3bet pot with an ace on board

    • vmarqui
      vmarqui
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.01.2010 Posts: 4,816
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $13.59
      SB (Hero):
      $10.05
      BB:
      $10.84
      UTG1:
      $2.73
      UTG2:
      $5.69
      MP1:
      $5.17
      MP2:
      $10.00
      MP3:
      $2.72
      CO:
      $11.28


      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, K.
      UTG1 posts deadblind, UTG1 raises to $0.30, UTG2 calls $0.30, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.30, 2 folds, BU calls $0.30, Hero raises to $1.60, BB folds, UTG1 calls $1.30, UTG2 folds, MP2 calls $1.30, BU folds.

      Flop: ($5.5) 5, A, J (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG1 checks, MP2 bets $1.60, Hero folds, UTG1 calls $1.08.

      Turn: ($8.18) A (2 players)


      River: ($8.18) 2 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $8.18.



      I find myself in this spot A LOT. and i usually check fold (or cbet against one player).
  • 3 replies
    • nitrol
      nitrol
      Silver
      Joined: 24.07.2010 Posts: 10,339
      I would have made the Squeeze a little bit bigger pre-flop. There's a raise from EP and 3 callers.But we will play out of position after the flop, so a bigger squeeze - we want 1 caller, not multiway pot.

      After flop I would make a C-Bet. You don't have to give the initiative, so play bet/fold and re-evaluate the turn.
    • diversfx
      diversfx
      Silver
      Joined: 24.12.2010 Posts: 627
      I agree you have to squeeze more like 2.50 here the pot is already about 1.50 and half will be pot committed if they want to call.
      The only other option is to over limp PF and hope you get the right flop.which is a crappy(but safe) way to play KK multi way.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello vmarqui,

      Preflop: Yes, likely bigger the squeeze for not give them perfect odds, I'd do it at least $2,20 or something similar.

      As played
      Postflop: Being in multiway pot we can likely expect someone to have the Ax type of hand and likely Check/Folding should be the safest play. CBetting would just cost too much for us.

      Best regards.