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[NL20-NL50] [nl25] KK

    • RandomGenerator
      RandomGenerator
      Gold
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 4,337
      Can it actually be a bad play to fold kings here versus aggressive opponent who is not cold calling very much preflop?

      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $25 (100 bb)
      SB: $19.75 (79 bb)
      BB: $19.54 (78.2 bb)
      UTG: $23.43 (93.7 bb)
      Hero (MP): $25.94 (103.8 bb)
      CO: $27.47 (109.9 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with K K
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.75, CO calls $0.75, 3 folds

      Flop: ($1.85) 8 3 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.35, CO raises to $3.80, Hero folds

      Results: $4.55 pot ($0.22 rake)
      Final Board: 8 3 9
      Hero mucked K K and lost (-$2.10 net)
      CO mucked and won $4.33 ($2.23 net)
  • 4 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Hi,

      if he isn´t calling pre-flop then he would very likely also calling flop QQ-TT that he might easily raise flop for value. And for that reason I think KK is too strong to b/f on drawy board.

      Best regards,
    • RandomGenerator
      RandomGenerator
      Gold
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 4,337
      can you please explain how could he raise TT-JJ for value when there's no worse hand that will call his raise?
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      He first protect against overcards, second he has overpair and may not think that no worse hand would call him, although draws would likely b/c against small raise and third he don´t get bluffed out the pot if turn was for example A
    • RandomGenerator
      RandomGenerator
      Gold
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 4,337
      from your explanation I don't see a value raise from him.
      the only hands he may get value from are flush draws. there are about 5-6 combinations of those, many of which may push versus his raise and he is just 50/50 against them.

      so, honestly, I don't see any value at all in such raise.