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[NL2-NL10] 10NL ZOOM KK and losing money

    • MisClick
      Joined: 30.05.2008 Posts: 1,190

      Losing money in 3 easy steps with KK?

      How to play v. this player? Do I even bother playing v. this player at all?

      Thanks a lot :heart:

      Villain is reg.
      #823 hands

      16/10. 3bet preflop 4%. 3Bet preflop while on BB: 8%

      3bet range as observed: AKo, AA.
      Called 3bet from the blinds with TT,88,55,22

      Cbet 3bet pot: 50% (2/4)

      WTS: 24% (18/75) W$SD 50%

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL ZOOM - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): $14.87
      SB: $12.19
      BB: $37.38
      UTG: $13.37
      UTG+1: $10.61
      UTG+2: $23.15
      MP: $9.85
      MP+1: $6.16
      CO: $10.02

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has K:heart: K:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.30, fold, BB raises to $0.90, Hero calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.85, 2 players) 3:spade: 9:diamond: T:club:

      BB bets $0.88,


      Hero raises to $1.76, :f_eek:

      BB raises to $5.72, :f_o:

      Hero folds :f_ugly:

      BB wins $5.13

  • 2 replies
    • gadget51
      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      I'll take a stab at it.

      3bets from BB 8%. Versus that range my money goes in on flop as around a 70/30 favourite and it's all good. Otherwise what flop shape are you looking for to get the money in on? KKx?

      Just my random any two thinking MC, the usual caveat against taking my word for it applies. :f_ugly:
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I think raise/call pre-flop is fine. You can always 4-bet but that would put you very difficult situation if he decides to 5-bet.
      So you can also protect your more marginal hands.

      I think raise/fold might be one option, but since there are no flushdraw then you don´t really need to protect too much and with KK I would rather see BB either valuebetting with AT/JJ/QQ or bluffing 3 streets with no or little equity.

      Once he decides to 4-bet I think it is mostly for value, although since your flop raise doesn´t seem like set then he may also try to bluff you out (although in 3-bet pots I would rather think that players would play oop more straight forward especially being deep)

      best regards,