[NL2-NL10] KK vs nit

    • farbwenz
      Joined: 01.01.2010 Posts: 359
      PartyGaming - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): $2.01
      SB: $0.74
      BB: $1.69
      UTG: $2.10
      UTG+1: $3.48
      MP: $2.46
      MP+1: $2.67
      CO: $2.12

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.03) Hero has K:spade: K:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, MP+1 calls $0.02, fold, Hero raises to $0.10, SB raises to $0.18, fold, MP+1 calls $0.16, Hero raises to $0.40, SB raises to $0.62, MP+1 calls $0.44, fold

      Flop: ($1.66, 2 players) 4:spade: T:heart: K:heart:
      SB bets $0.02, MP+1 raises to $0.10, SB raises to $0.12 and is all-in, MP+1 calls $0.02

      Turn: ($1.90, 2 players) Q:spade:

      River: ($1.90, 2 players) 7:diamond:

      MP+1 shows K:club: J:club: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 20%, Flop 69%, Turn 3%)
      SB shows A:spade: J:spade: (Straight, Ace High) (Pre 80%, Flop 31%, Turn 97%)
      SB wins $1.81

      I played about 100 hands against the 2 players, the one who minraises me had VPIP/PFR of 16/9 and the caller had 9/4. I did not intend to raise so low (0.4), 0.8 would be better. I had too much action on other tables and possibly misclicked here. Anyway, the minraise + the calls from behind gave me the impression that the opponents had the nuts. The strange calls from an otherwise very tight player warned me of aces and I decided to fold here. However, it turned out to be a costly misinterpretation. my play was possibly too tight for any opponent (your opinions please), but I honestly wonder how someone who calls in such a spot with KJs have such a low VPIP value? Is 100 hands too low to make decisions about low VPIPs?
  • 2 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      Well, 100 hands is a bit too low, maybe he had just a crappy run there.. But it gives you some advice, though.

      If I doubted that AA was possible, I would just call that 3 bet. Then reconsider on the flop whether to continue or not. Other option is to go AI pre-flop (your opponent seemed to be eager to shove or call your shove).

      And flop had been easy to play, though your opponent had sucked out there on later streets.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello farbwenz,

      You have to 3bet it bigger there, no way to give them decent odds and afterwards I'd just get it in. They could easily have a lot worse hands. Plus of course he just min-raises which could indicate also weak hand.

      Best Regards.