[NL2-NL10] NL10 - MSS, KK in BU, haha never play your kings like this

    • BadeaCelRau
      Joined: 15.10.2010 Posts: 2,122
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      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, K.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 calls $0.10, 3 folds, CO raises to $0.40, Hero calls $0.40, 2 folds, UTG2 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.35) K, 4, 9 (3 players)
      UTG2 checks, CO bets $1.00, Hero calls $1.00, UTG2 calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($4.35) 3 (3 players)
      UTG2 checks, CO bets $4.14, Hero calls $2.60(All-In), UTG2 raises to $13.72, CO calls $6.59.

      River: ($31.4) 8 (3 players)

      Final Pot: $31.4.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, kings(Kc Ks).
      UTG2 shows a flush, ace high(Ah 5h).
      CO shows a pair of kings(Ac Kd).

      UTG2 wins with a flush, ace high(Ah 5h).

      CO is a regulr, UTG2 is a fish with stats
      33(cbet)/64(fcbet)/40(f 2nd)/31(wtsd)/1.8(af)

      I think the play is standard, I wanted the utg fish in the pot, a 3bet would scare him away and I know he's limping aces under the gun so if an ace shows up I'll just check/fold. On the flop the call is debatable, again I want a triple-up, 1/5 times there won't be a heart on the turn and then I can easily shove and still get calls. Excluding the flushdraw the board is dry. Should I just push on the flop?

      Sadly a bad card comes on the turn and I can easily predict where the money is heading xD , no fullhouse for me either.

      Bad play or I'm just born under an unlucky star? :(
  • 2 replies
    • Pureness
      Joined: 07.08.2008 Posts: 16

      This is a very common mistake that people seem to find hard to remember: just raise those premiums! You say you wan't the fish in the pot: you don't! If you don't reraise you'll get a multiway pot, and the last thing you want with kings is a multiway pot. Also on the flop: just shove it right in there. Bet those flush draws away, or they'll hit. If they get some cards, they'll only put more money in the pot with 2p+, trust me. So if they put money in the pot, your beat and if you have them beat they won't.

      There's just one way to avoid these situations: raise :)
      Don't be sad if you raise and everybody folds, you won money! And 5BB/100 is quite a good rate for SSS plus raising is way more +EV than calling.
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      If you have Topset and the Reg cBets into 2 people. most likely he has a flushdraw+overcard (AQ) so if you shove in his face you give him 2:1

      Also here you must look how often this fish has something. Since you have topset, villain has a flushdraw,99,44 most likely that means a lot of things are ''blocked'' so he can't have those stuff

      So in the end it all comes down to:
      P% you double up versus P% you triple up with the corresponding $ amount

      Best regards,