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[NL2-NL10] NL5 Zoom KKs

    • cheekopeh
      Joined: 27.09.2010 Posts: 461
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $6.89 (137.8 bb)
      SB: $11.10 (222 bb)
      Hero (BB): $5 (100 bb)
      UTG: $7.88 (157.6 bb)
      MP: $5.05 (101 bb)
      CO: $5.63 (112.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K K
      UTG folds, MP raises to $0.15, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0.55, MP calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.12) 5 J J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.75, MP calls $0.75

      Turn: ($2.62) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.74, MP raises to $3.75 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.96 and is all-in

      River: ($10.02) 5 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      $10.02 pot ($0.42 rake)
      Final Board: 5 J J 6 5
      Hero showed K K and lost (-$5 net)
      MP showed 6 6 and won $9.60 ($4.60 net)

      I think I overplayed this hand.

      PF: Pretty standard 3-bet about 4x~

      Flop: Range I gave Villain any 99s-QQs and even KKs, AJ-AK.. Bet 2/3 pot for Value

      Turn: I will surely bet, but I took awhile to think about my bet sizing. Half pot gives too good odds, and anything bigger in return I get very good odds if he shoves. But I don't think any worse hand except QQs will shove this turn?

      As played, I'm not too surprised also with 66s. On Zoom, everyone just tries to flop a set. I don't know if it's a huge leak or what, I lose my KKs & AAs to these flopped or turned sets even when I've 3-bet 3x/4x and they nevertheless called with 100b with bad odds.

      Granted, the times I might have took down a pot of 10bb on the flop when they called a 3-bet with their PP, but I'm sure I'm definitely losing way more 200bb pots than I'm winning 10bb pots. Any ideas how I can adjust or improve on this?
  • 2 replies
    • timukasr
      Joined: 26.05.2007 Posts: 1,820
      I'd play the same way. With that board people (on NL5) like to go broke with all kind of funky hands (pockets, AK, AQ, KQ etc.). You get good odds to call too, you are ahead at most times.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello cheekopeh,

      Difficult to get away here whilst the guy could also have worse PPs there as even TT/QQ. You can't really Check/Fold at those spots nor you can't fold as long you have invested so much into the pot.

      Best Regards.