[NL2-NL10] KK – IP versus Cold 3-Bet from Unknown/Tight Player ZOOM NL5

    • Raknyo
      Joined: 15.12.2011 Posts: 422
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 120.8 BB
      SB: 101.4 BB
      BB: 67.8 BB
      UTG: 340.8 BB
      MP: 237.6 BB (VP 25 / PR 25 / 3B 0 / Hands 8)
      CO: 120 BB (VP 7 / PR 0 / 3B 0 / Hands 15)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.07) Hero has K:diamond: K:club:

      fold, MP raises to 3 BB, CO raises to 10 BB, Hero?

      I think a fold would be too weak in this spot, the only hand beating us is AA and it's safe to assume that CO could be 3-betting the following range: {QQ+, AK, (TT+, AQ)}.

      If we 4-bet then there is a good chance that we will isolate our range against CO to only AA since our 4-bet screams KK+ coupled with the fact that we are playing Zoom and CO seems tight from limited data. However, we could expect MP to call with worse as he seems a little looser than CO (again, the data is limited but I like to make best use of it).

      By calling, we keep CO's range a little wider but this also invites MP to come and join the parade, something which I don't want to do with KK.

      Therefore, I prefer 4-betting and folding to a 5-bet from CO but calling one from MP (assuming CO folds).
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      4bet/folding is going to be the worst option here.

      If you think that they are only continuing with KK+ if you 4bet then just call and play postflop.
      Although this is NL10 and I do not expect too much people to fold QQ/AK in this spot so I'd rather 4b/call here.