[NL2-NL10] KK strategy

    • FruitNinja
      Joined: 01.05.2011 Posts: 164
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, K.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, SB raises to $0.50, BB folds, Hero raises to $1.10, SB raises to $3.37, Hero raises to $3.96, SB calls $0.46.

      Flop: ($7.67) 7, 3, A (2 players)

      Turn: ($7.67) A (2 players)

      River: ($7.67) 5 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $7.67.
      Results follow:

      SB shows four of a kind, aces(A A).
      Hero shows two pairs, aces and kings(K K).

      SB wins with four of a kind, aces(A A).

      According to SHC KK should always be raised. From above shows not all the time. Roughly what percentage should be KK be placed all in pre-flop? Is there a good guide?
  • 5 replies
    • FlashDavin
      Joined: 25.10.2011 Posts: 421
      #1- Always play with a full stack unless you are playing SSS or MSS.

      #2- I would never fold KK preflop unless it is against a nit who has VPIP of like 5 and PFR of 4 and you have reads over 1000+ hands that he never goes all-in with worse than AA and you know how he plays AK, QQ and KK.

      It's just bad luck that you ran into AA here and he got quads.
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,850
      yeah, KK is good enough 90%+ of the time. don't be result oriented :f_frown:

      you should be a bit extra careful with AK, QQ though
    • FruitNinja
      Joined: 01.05.2011 Posts: 164
      Ok thanks for the input guys.... so will still push KK most of the times then probably 80-90% ... :)
    • gxtwo
      Joined: 15.12.2010 Posts: 1,173
      @NL5 with KK+ you want to get it in 100% pre-flop.

      Unless you have a huge sample a player.

      Also you might consider it if a playerA raises, PlayerB re-raises, PlayerC bets all-in. But again, you would need a good sample on these players and have reads on how they play.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello FruitNinja,

      Add to full stack! But otherwise never getting away here while you ain't even 100BB. :D

      Best Regards.