[NL20-NL50] KK vs short stack on shitty board

    • dobermann123
      dobermann123
      Black
      Joined: 08.01.2008 Posts: 730
      Poker Stars, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      CO: $24.03 (48.1 bb)
      BTN: $52.61 (105.2 bb)
      SB: $21.75 (43.5 bb)
      BB: $14.21 (28.4 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $51.57 (103.1 bb)
      MP: $96.04 (192.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with K K
      Hero raises to $1.50, 3 folds, SB calls $1.25, BB folds

      Flop: ($3.50) 8 7 9 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.61, SB calls $2.61

      Turn: ($8.72) 9 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $5.50, SB raises to $17.64 and is all-in, Hero calls $12.14

      River: ($44) Q (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      Results:
      $44 pot ($2.86 rake)
      Final Board: 8 7 9 9 Q
      SB showed 6 5 and won $41.14 ($19.39 net)
      Hero showed K K and lost (-$21.75 net)


      Vilain is a fish 45/14 22 hand.

      Don't know the best line on the turn.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey dobermann123,

      This hand is played fine, except I'd fold the turn. Most villains will raise a straight on the flop + any two pair combo. If they wanted to semi-bluff they'd also bluff directly on this flop rather than wait for the turn in this spot.

      Villain easily can have a 9x here. It's not like a call is horrific, I just don't see villain showing up with too many worse hands on this particular flop+turn texture.

      I'd expect him to raise 56 on the flop btw.