[NL2-NL10] KK fold pre?

    • metza
      Joined: 28.01.2012 Posts: 2,220
      Full Tilt - $0.10 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      SB: $18.87
      Hero (BB): $10.00
      UTG: $14.21
      MP: $11.01
      CO: $10.46
      BTN: $4.00

      SB posts SB $0.05, Hero posts BB $0.10

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

      UTG raises to $0.35, MP calls $0.35, fold, BTN raises to $1.00, SB raises to $4.00, Hero raises to $10.00 and is all-in, fold, fold, BTN calls $3.00 and is all-in, SB calls $6.00

      Flop: ($24.70, 3 players) 5:diamond: K:spade: T:diamond:

      Turn: ($24.70, 3 players) Q:club:

      River: ($24.70, 3 players) Q:heart:

      Hero shows K:heart: K:club: (Full House, Kings full of Queens) (Pre 17%, Flop 85%, Turn 81%)
      BTN shows J:heart: J:diamond: (Two Pair, Queens and Jacks) (Pre 16%, Flop 7%, Turn 14%)
      SB shows A:club: A:heart: (Two Pair, Aces and Queens) (Pre 67%, Flop 8%, Turn 5%)
      Hero wins $23.06

      Initial UTG raiser is tight 16/13
      BTN is 29/22 3bet 5% so mostly value
      SB/cold 4better is 30/18 with 0% 3bet after 40 hands

      I just don't see him ever doing this with QQ or AKs.
      Which means his range is KK+...which crushes KK
      And given that I hold KK
      I am so sure I am going to see AA, but ship it with KK anyway because its "standard" and a "cooler" but I honestly don't think it is and I think this is a rare spot in which folding KK is correct, especially since I haven't put any money in.
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Interesting spot.

      I think you played this fine. SB looks very active, and the fact that BU only has 40bb is definitely affecting the situation. I think if he had full stack it would be closer to fold here, but against fishy BU I think SB is always having QQ/AK and might even be looser.