[NL2-NL10] NL10: KK call <> 3Bet

    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      Poker Stars $10.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 1861985
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      SB: $12.31 - VPIP: 7, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 14
      BB: $12.07 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 24, 3B: 10, AF: 3,0, Hands: 21
      Hero (UTG): $10.20 - VPIP: 22, PFR: 19, 3B: 5, AF: 4,6, Hands: 51970
      CO: $11.59 - VPIP: 8, PFR: 8, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 13
      BTN: $8.03 - VPIP: 43, PFR: 24, 3B: 0, AF: 1,5, Hands: 21

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is UTG with K :diamond: K :heart:
      Hero raises to $0.35, 3 folds, BB raises to $1.10, Hero calls $0.75

      Flop: ($2.25) K :club: A :spade: 2 :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50

      Turn: ($5.25) 9 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $9.47, Hero calls $7.60 all in

      River: ($20.45) 5 :heart: (2 players - 1 is all in)

      I decided to go for a call preflop because it was a UTG vs BB situation where I fear that I am creating too much fold equity with a 4Bet, although I could be convinced that protection there is more important since there can be many Aces in villain's range.

      On the flop I thought that I should keep my opponent's range wide and that there are not that many FDs in his range since it consists mainly of made hands.
  • 5 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Avatars91,

      As long he is 3betting also vs UTG I'd just get it in preflop, at least gaining value from hands like AK. Anything else wont pay much anyways unless it hits. But of course it ain't a huge mistake to call it if we also assume he is 3betting loose even vs UTG.

      But it makes quite easy to read your hands when you flatting with KK/AA this way. :) Makes your 4betting range very narrow to weak hands.

      Best Regards.
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 2,689
      I will get it in from now in UTG vs BB situations. T.Hanks!

      But it makes quite easy to read your hands when you flatting with KK/AA this way. Makes your 4betting range very narrow to weak hands.


      Provided I flat my KK/AA only in specific situations and against specific opponents and it is not my standard, that shouldn't be a problem, should it?
      I am, of course, ready to adapt to the situation and my image in this aspect.
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      I will get it in from now in UTG vs BB situations. T.Hanks!

      But it makes quite easy to read your hands when you flatting with KK/AA this way. Makes your 4betting range very narrow to weak hands.


      Provided I flat my KK/AA only in specific situations and against specific opponents and it is not my standard, that shouldn't be a problem, should it?
      I am, of course, ready to adapt to the situation and my image in this aspect.
      Well, if he is a thinking player he could easily just take a note and then what does the note tell us? :)
    • Avatars91
      Avatars91
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      Not exactly sure I understood you correctly :)
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Avatars91
      Not exactly sure I understood you correctly :)
      What I meant is that the guy could easily take a note on you that you are flatting KK/AA in those spots and next time your 4bet-range is going to look rather weak if you do that. But of course we don't need to balance that much on those stakes but we should still start to think about it.