[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 KK 4bet pot on Axx

    • duder1n0
      duder1n0
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      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,317
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

      CO: $52.69 (105.4 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $112.55 (225.1 bb)
      SB: $37.24 (74.5 bb)
      BB: $52.25 (104.5 bb)
      MP: $50.75 (101.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K K
      2 folds, Hero raises to $1, SB folds, BB raises to $4.50, Hero raises to $9.50, BB calls $5

      Flop: ($19.25) 5 A 2 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $7, BB raises to $42.75 and is all-in, Hero folds


      Anon table.

      BB played 21/19 after 45 hands.

      Flop? I didnt want to start ch/calling, and not knowing at all where I stand. So I decided to cbet smaller, which pockets could call once, and then check/reevaluate further streets.
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hey,

      I actually prefer checking because usually your range either smacks this board very hard or you have QQ that is a bit in trouble. Cbetting everything is fine (your range is very strong on that board) but I prefer checking some of my range as well. As played, it's definitely a fold. Not sure how many calls by worse you get when you bet, that's why I check QQ, KK and some Ax, maybe AA too.
    • duder1n0
      duder1n0
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      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,317
      And once you checked behind, how would you play turn/river?
      I dont know how often would he bluff (or betting worse) in this spot after seeing a check.
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
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      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Originally posted by pcfmcc02
      And once you checked behind, how would you play turn/river?
      I dont know how often would he bluff (or betting worse) in this spot after seeing a check.
      I would usually call once. He bets his hands like 99 once to sort of protect and tries some thin bluffs with gutters or flushdraws because hey, you checked and he has equity. You also should have some Ax to call twice in your range, don't have just QQ and KK to call once and fold later.