[NL20-NL50] KK against short

    • daisuke3823
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:


      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, K.
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $1.01(All-In), CO folds, Hero calls $1.01, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($2.37) A, Q, T (2 players)

      Turn: ($2.37) 9 (2 players)

      River: ($2.37) T (2 players)

      Final Pot: $2.37.
      Results follow:

      MP3 shows two pairs, tens and threes(3 3).
      Hero shows two pairs, kings and tens(K K).

      Hero wins with two pairs, kings and tens(K K).

      he is unknown,when opponent has less than $5 ,I just feel like calling AA,KK.
      should I 3 bet here?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      It's a standard open raise sizing. 3betting actually looks a bit weaker like you would isolate him to be AI imo so you'd get less credit. I prefer 3betting but that also works well with my image and my opponents.

      If you think people view a call as weak and squeeze you here, then calling is nice, otherwise I think 3betting is better. I'd call against a ~$5 probably but not snap call, tank call so you get AQ/JJ type hands to ship it in thinking they have FE. In this spot they just call the open but will probably call a 3bet too.

      Getting value from value range of passive players in 'cooler' situations is more important than inducing bets because they are PASSIVE. They will bet with their good hands against you do worse and worse with just one pair.