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[NL20-NL50] KK fold preflop? NL25 FR ZOOM

    • barbarella96
      Joined: 08.03.2010 Posts: 10
      PokerStars Zoom No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from

      Is it ever OK to fold KK preflop? (VPIP/PFR/3bet) MP1 is 23/8/0,0, MP2 is unknown, MP3 is 20/8/0,0. Some alarm bells went off when facing threeway action ahead of me, and after a long think I folded...

      Hero (Button) ($25.75)
      SB ($22.95)
      BB ($26.54)
      UTG ($28.34)
      UTG+1 ($41.40)
      MP1 ($13.48)
      MP2 ($30.50)
      MP3 ($20.41)
      CO ($6.31)

      Preflop: Hero is Button with K :spade: , K :club:
      UTG folds, UTG+1 folds, MP1 bets $0.50, MP2 raises to $1.25, MP3 raises to $20.41 (All-In), CO folds, Hero folds, SB folds, BB folds, MP1 calls $12.98 (All-In), MP2 calls $19.16

      Flop: ($54.65) 6 :heart: , J :club: , 2 :club: (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Turn: ($54.65) 5 :spade: (3 players, 2 all-in)

      River: ($54.65) 4 :heart: (3 players, 2 all-in)

      Total pot: $54.65 | Rake: $2
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello barbarella96,

      Taking into account MP3 doesn't have a full stack. His shove doesn't look like KK/AA which I would assume he might just 4bet with it and trap -> try to drag along. But of course we can't always exclude KK/AA here.

      Neither I don't see MP1/MP2 min-raise being very strong. I would most likely end up shipping the money here but however you felt should be the best. It's nothing wrong to fold KK, especially in ZOOM and being in 3way aggression.

      Best Regards.
    • barbarella96
      Joined: 08.03.2010 Posts: 10
      it turned out that the shortest stack had TT, MP2 had KK and MP3 had AA...
      I'd be drawing dead...all in all, a bit scared fold but it worked :D

      Thanks for reply.