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[NL2-NL10] KK against 3bet

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,730
      PartyGaming - $0.10 NL (6 max) FAST - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 163.8 BB
      SB: 107.5 BB
      BB: 115.3 BB
      UTG: 100 BB
      MP: 212.9 BB
      Hero (CO): 112 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, BB raises to 10 BB, Hero calls 7 BB

      Flop: ($2.05, 2 players) J:heart: 9:club: 9:heart:
      BB bets 14.6 BB, Hero calls 14.6 BB

      Turn: ($4.97, 2 players) 5:club:
      BB bets 35.4 BB, Hero raises to 75 BB, BB raises to 90.7 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 12.4 BB and is all-in

      River: ($22.45, 2 players) 6:spade:

      Hero shows K:club: K:spade: (Two Pair, Kings and Nines) (Pre 83%, Flop 90%, Turn 95%)
      BB shows Q:spade: Q:club: (Two Pair, Queens and Nines) (Pre 17%, Flop 10%, Turn 5%)
      BB wins 0 BB
      Hero wins 214.5 BB

      He 3bets only 4% 1.7k hands, VPiP 13 only. He cbets flop in 3bet pot 7/13 times, turn 3/3 river no info.
      I call because his range is strong, and I dont want to isolate against AA, and maybe he has QQ or AK which he folds preflop I am not sure, he fold to 4bet after 3bet 1/3 so doesnt tell me much. I am IP so I call.

      Is it maybe better with KK to 4bet / call against him? Because if I call and he has JJ, QQ or AK, and there is a scare card for him, maybe he folds, and he never folds AA? But if all cards are small on flop, he might even go all in with TT, JJ, QQ sometimes even AK.

      Is it ok raise on turn, I want to protect from AKs, and flush, which he doesnt bet on river if he misses? And JJ, QQ, KK, AA call anyway. Maybe he even would call with TT, if he thinks I do it with flush draw.
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi mlatasrb,

      Preflop: I can't see many villains 3-betting QQ/AK in these positions (CO vs BB) and not go with the hand.

      So 4-bet/call preflop is fine (if we are 200 BB deep then we can 4-bet/fold).

      As played we can shove the turn and get value from QQ/AKhh/AQhh (8 combos), maybe a few combos of TT (6 total) and we lose to 6 combos of AA ad possibly 3 combos of JJ