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

• Bronze
Joined: 15.01.2011
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
• Bronze
Joined: 22.11.2008
Yep limping KK is very bad.
Now you have to ask yourself if you played the hand in the optimum way?
• Black
Joined: 03.07.2008
Bet way larger on turn and river, like pot on both. They don't fold.
• Bronze
Joined: 08.02.2011
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).
• Bronze
Joined: 31.08.2009
limp/reraise from EP pretty much says u have KK/AA.so its bad ...
atleast in low stakes
• Bronze
Joined: 17.01.2011
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.