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[NL2-NL10] NL5 KK in BU vs 3b from SB

    • Ejeckt
      Joined: 06.12.2008 Posts: 517
      Because I was in position I opted for call instead of 4bet. Given his short stack, I think I should have 4 bet shoved?

      On the flop I his chech was suspicious, so I put out an information bet. The snap call looked like some sort of slowplay. So I checked behind on the turn.

      IPoker, $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

      MP: $5.06 (126.5 bb)
      CO: $0.73 (18.3 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $9.31 (232.8 bb)
      SB: $1.96 (49 bb)
      BB: $6.22 (155.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K K
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.12, SB raises to $0.24, BB folds, Hero calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.52) 7 A J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.39, SB calls $0.39

      Turn: ($1.30) 6 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($1.30) 4 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.65, Hero folds

      $1.30 pot ($0.08 rake)
      Final Board: 7 A J 6 4
      Hero mucked K K and lost (-$0.63 net)
      SB mucked and won $1.22 ($0.59 net)
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Never slowplay a monster, unless you have reason to believe that he has a very high fold to 4bet % (meaning he has a high bluff:value ratio).

      In my opinion most short stacks stack off with a far wider value range so his fold to 4bet should be lower than a full stack in general and we have an easy 4bet.

      Should we push or 4bet small? That depends on our overall gameplan. Do we want to have a bluffing range for 4betting small? If yes, it makes more sense to 4bet smaller. Also if we think his range is mostly for value here (meaning he never folds when we jam), then we can just jam KK here.