[NL2-NL10] Nl2 ; Kk

    • Cuvash
      Cuvash
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.09.2012 Posts: 310
      $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem
      6 Players
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      Stacks:
      Hero (UTG) ($4.68) 234bb
      UTG+1 ($3.73) 187bb
      CO ($2.07) 104bb
      BTN ($3.09) 155bb
      SB ($2.04) 102bb
      BB ($1) 50bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.03, 6 players) Hero is UTG K:club: K:spade:
      Hero raises to $0.06, 4 folds, BB calls $0.04

      Flop: 8:spade: 3:club: Q:heart: ($0.13, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.08, BB calls $0.08

      Turn: 6:spade: ($0.29, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      River: 4:heart: ($0.29, 2 players)
      BB bets $0.20, Hero goes all-in $4.54, BB goes all-in $0.66

      How much to open from UTG with strong pair? 3bb or 4bb?
      Should i value bet turn?
  • 4 replies
    • CPallo
      CPallo
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      My opinions:

      Standard open on 6-max would be 3bb, but you could definitely open 4bb with KK as many of your villains won't spot the difference between your opening sizes.

      To the hand, you should just bet/bet/bet. Why did you check the turn? You lose tons of value against his Qx's and small pockets, and after turn bet it had been easy stack-off on river.
    • bmfbpi
      bmfbpi
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      Joined: 16.09.2008 Posts: 590
      Bet turn, why check turn ? You are losib a lot of value, bet river
    • w34z3l
      w34z3l
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,307
      Hey Cuvash,

      I don't think you need to worry too much about being balanced with your open-raise size. With KK you can make it 4x here. If there are huge calling station sometimes you can even make it 5x or more.

      You really want to just bet/bet/bet with this hand. There is absolutely no reason to check turn, worse hands will call, and you want to make sure you get all the stacks in, which might not happen after you check back turn.
    • Cuvash
      Cuvash
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.09.2012 Posts: 310
      Originally posted by w34z3l
      Hey Cuvash,

      I don't think you need to worry too much about being balanced with your open-raise size. With KK you can make it 4x here. If there are huge calling station sometimes you can even make it 5x or more.

      You really want to just bet/bet/bet with this hand. There is absolutely no reason to check turn, worse hands will call, and you want to make sure you get all the stacks in, which might not happen after you check back turn.
      Okay! Thank you!