[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 KK preflop slowplay

    • duder1n0
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

      CO: $50 (100 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $50.75 (101.5 bb)
      SB: $75.02 (150 bb)
      BB: $94.21 (188.4 bb)
      MP: $50 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K K
      MP raises to $1.50, CO raises to $4, Hero calls $4, SB folds, BB calls $3.50, MP raises to $10.50, CO folds, Hero raises to $17.50, 2 folds

      Anon table.

      MP and CO are TAGs, BB a fish on small samples.

      As we didnt have any history/dynamics on the table at the time, is it OK to just coldcall the 3bet from CO? I thought that with cold4betting I would show huge strength, and would represent exactly the range I have (KK+).
      I could get into some nasty spots on Axx flops, but I still decided there is more value in slowplaying.
      After MP 4betting I thougth there is enough money in the pot to "go for the kill", but I made the mistake of min5betting, which is very suspicious, and shoving would be much-much better... I dont know why I did this, maybe the heat of the action... :facepalm:
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      I don't like cold-calling the 3bet here. Note that CO's 3bet size is kind of small, so if you call here, you are inviting MP to come along in a 3way pot with very good odds.

      You can definitely be balanced here by cold 4bet bluffing with AQ KQs AJs sometimes.

      I don't like the min5bet, you are just telling them you have KK+. Shipping looks far weaker, and you can have JJ/QQ/AK in your range too.