[NL20-NL50] KK from EP vs SB call

    • legand73
      Joined: 01.06.2010 Posts: 4,136
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BTN: $16.55 (165.5 bb)
      SB: $11.85 (118.5 bb)
      BB: $10.38 (103.8 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $13.17 (131.7 bb)
      MP: $5 (50 bb)
      CO: $10.10 (101 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K K
      Hero raises to $0.30, 3 folds, SB calls $0.25, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.70) J 9 A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.40, SB raises to $1.30, Hero calls $0.90

      villain is unknown.
      I imagine i'm facing a range like this on the flop :JJ-77,AJs-A7s,KTs+,QTs+,JTs,T9s,98s,87s,AQo-ATo,KJo+ . what is villain check/raising here? is it only aces that he's doing it with?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,698

      Don't bet the Flop. I would just check back Turn and call most Turns and Rivers. His SB calling range vs your UTG open should contain more AX hands and fewer speculative or JX hands. Thus I think that making a thin value bet on the flop makes less sense, as opposed to doing so in later positions.

      With that said, if you do bet the Flop you definitely cannot bet/fold here. He can have so many draws, and I think most of the time he is never checkraising AQ/AT type of hands here. He is repping mostly draws, 2pairs, and sets and we have sufficient equity to call here.