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[NL2-NL10] NL10 KK Preflop Play

    • PhoenixPhreak
      PhoenixPhreak
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.04.2011 Posts: 335
      CO was 16/10/0 (VPIP/PFR/3Bet) for 278 hands.
      UTG+1 was 43/1/0 for 83 hands.

      PokerStars - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (BTN): $10.00
      SB: $10.00
      BB: $10.24
      UTG: $10.27
      UTG+1: $3.25
      MP: $10.46
      MP+1: $10.00
      LP: $4.00
      CO: $8.42

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has K:heart: K:diamond:

      fold, UTG+1 calls $0.10, fold, fold, fold, CO raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, fold, fold, UTG+1 calls $0.80, CO raises to $8.42 and is all-in, Hero raises to $10.00 and is all-in, UTG+1 calls $2.35 and is all-in

      Flop: ($20.24, 3 players) Q:club: 5:spade: 5:heart:

      Turn: ($20.24, 3 players) 8:heart:

      River: ($20.24, 3 players) 7:spade:

      I don't like calling preflop with a hand so strong as KK. So I think the 3Bet is standard. But (for my first question) is this just going to isolate me versus the villain's strong range? I don't know if I was so worried about this with the other fish who was calling a lot of hands even with raises and 3bets preflop.

      After the villain's shove, I think I should have folded, due to his low 3Bet stat (not to mention I don't have a 4 bet stat from him). But I know that 'general' poker strategy stills says to almost always get it in with KK+.
      Do these stats warrant a preflop fold instead of getting it all in?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Hi phoenixphreak,

      I think shoving KK is probably going to be +EV here. I'm a little afraid due to his tight stats, but at the same time you can't go too wrong with KK (though this is FR).

      However, I would like to point out that given the positions, I think flatting KK could be the better play. We don't really want to push the fish out of the hand. Then again, given that he just limped/called the 3bet/called the shove, maybe it is not really necessary since he just calls huge bets really wide anyway.