This is why you don't limp with Kings...

    • lynius
      lynius
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.01.2011 Posts: 382
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $2.14
      MP1:
      $1.24
      MP2:
      $1.53
      MP3:
      $1.23
      CO:
      $0.70
      BU:
      $0.89
      SB:
      $2.00
      BB (Hero):
      $2.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with J, 9.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 calls $0.02, MP3 calls $0.02, 2 folds, SB calls $0.01, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.1) 9, J, 9 (5 players)
      SB bets $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10, MP3 folds.

      Turn: ($0.5) 5 (4 players)
      SB bets $0.06, Hero raises to $0.15, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.15, SB calls $0.09.

      River: ($0.95) 2 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.35, MP2 calls $0.35, SB folds.

      Final Pot: $1.65.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a full-house, nines full of jacks(J 9).
      MP2 shows two pairs, kings and nines(K K).

      Hero wins with a full-house, nines full of jacks(J 9).
  • 5 replies
    • Dublimax
      Dublimax
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.11.2008 Posts: 2,233
      Yep limping KK is very bad.
      Now you have to ask yourself if you played the hand in the optimum way?
    • Anssi
      Anssi
      Black
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 2,173
      Bet way larger on turn and river, like pot on both. They don't fold.
    • Elroch
      Elroch
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.02.2011 Posts: 150
      A question is, if you are in EP how big a chance of a raise by an opponent do you need to make limping with KK more profitable than raising (and often just getting the blinds).
    • Tulabas
      Tulabas
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.08.2009 Posts: 98
      limp/reraise from EP pretty much says u have KK/AA.so its bad ...
      atleast in low stakes
    • Tomaloc
      Tomaloc
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,858
      Originally posted by Elroch
      A question is, if you are in EP how big a chance of a raise by an opponent do you need to make limping with KK more profitable than raising (and often just getting the blinds).
      At least getting the blinds is better than having what happened to Villain that hand happening to you...

      I'd rate the chance of a raise as being not that big, what's more likely to happen is to have all kinds of drawing hands trying to get in for cheap.