[NL2-NL10] NL5 - KK with A on board

    • ruvince
      ruvince
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      Joined: 21.01.2011 Posts: 31
      Hello! Did I do the right thing to shove it like that?

      Full Tilt - $0.05 NL RUSH - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      MP: $3.07
      MP+1: $6.36
      LP: $4.93
      CO: $5.21
      Hero (BTN): $4.93
      SB: $4.33
      BB: $7.76
      UTG: $4.95
      UTG+1: $2.95

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero has K:club: K:heart:

      fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.25, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.70, fold, fold, UTG+1 calls $0.45

      Flop: ($1.47, 2 players) A:club: 7:heart: 8:heart:
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $4.23 and is all-in, fold

      Hero wins $1.38
  • 6 replies
    • Saruniks
      Saruniks
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      Joined: 30.08.2010 Posts: 1,213
      oh sorry I saw only now that he was short
    • Heffron89
      Heffron89
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      Joined: 23.01.2009 Posts: 813
      Well, why do you shove? only hand that will call u is an A and probably flush draw so no point in shoving here.
    • ruvince
      ruvince
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      Joined: 21.01.2011 Posts: 31
      Mostly to force him to fold an ace with mediocre kicker (or even AK if he's afraid i got AA), and also that flush draw u mentioned.
      But I was pretty sure he's got an ace and therefore, I'm beat at the moment.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello ruvince,

      You can easily just Check behind and maybe bet the turn, since if he has some weaker PPs, he is more often inclined to Call them on later streets. Vs such a shove he will usually only Call with Ax.

      Best regards.
    • ruvince
      ruvince
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      Joined: 21.01.2011 Posts: 31
      Let's say I checked on flop, the turn shows a rag, and he bets a good bet. What do I do?
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by ruvince
      Let's say I checked on flop, the turn shows a rag, and he bets a good bet. What do I do?
      We can likely give it up unless we hit the flushdraw or something similar. Since often times those players are rather passive on those limits and they don't tend to bet near pot without the Ace there anyways. And if he seems to be rather aggressive opponent then you can as well shove. :)