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[NL2-NL10] NL10 Zoom KK in sick spot

    • Absolutism
      Joined: 09.08.2008 Posts: 4,372
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BTN: $35.60 (356 bb)
      SB: $12.83 (128.3 bb)
      Hero (BB): $17.02 (170.2 bb)
      UTG: $48.50 (485 bb)
      MP: $18.36 (183.6 bb)
      CO: $23.23 (232.3 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K K
      UTG raises to $0.20, 2 folds, BTN raises to $0.80, SB calls $0.75, Hero raises to $2.60, UTG folds, BTN calls $1.80, SB calls $1.80

      Flop: ($8) Q 7 9 (3 players)
      SB bets $10.23, Hero raises to $14.42 and is all-in, BTN calls $14.42

      Turn: ($47.07) T (3 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($47.07) 9 (3 players, 1 is all-in)

      $47.07 pot ($1.50 rake)
      Final Board: Q 7 9 T 9
      BTN showed A A and won $45.57 ($28.55 net)
      SB showed K Q and lost (-$12.83 net)
      Hero showed K K and lost (-$17.02 net)

      BU 21/18/9.7 (11 from BU), 187 hands
      SB is completely unknown.

      I had zero, i repeat zero clue how to play this hand. Almost everyone is deep, so my cold 4bet would seem superstrong, but if i just call, i will play KK 4way, which is very bad for my hand.

      After i did 4bet, and the BU just coldcalled, i was sure he would do the same with AA, and sometimes QQ,AQs, AK.

      This flop hits QQ very hard, and im still behind vs AA, and then SB openpushes...he can do this with AQ, or KQ, and ofc with some sets. After i call, BU will have an easy decision, snapcall with AA/QQ and triple up, fold the rest, easy game. But if i fold, and BU folds, i hate life so much.
  • 3 replies
    • sausage646
      Joined: 30.03.2010 Posts: 567
      I wouldn't worry about SB but BU line seems really suspicious.. calling so big squeeze with junk 21/18 isn't that common.

      Anyway even if we assume the BU would call your squeeze with AK+; some KK and AA that he decide to slow play we are getting really good odds and the equity vise we should be ahead. So it's a call from me.

      For example

      Flop: Qh7d9c

      AQs,KQs,AQo - 14.60%
      KdKh - 52.85%
      AA,AKs,AKo - 32.55%
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588

      Preflop: I would 4-bet larger versus a 3-bet and a call especially a lot deeper with BTN and somewhat SB.

      Postflop: I doubt SBs range is strong at all when he open shoves in two people. He has a Qx at most as I doubt sets play like this and there aren't many 2p in his range.

      So I would also shove there despite having BTN behind us.
    • Absolutism
      Joined: 09.08.2008 Posts: 4,372
      I meant BU the whole time with the speculations about the Q hitting his range etc. Ofc im not worried about SB at all, but BU has perfect position on me...i cant own him, but he can own me very hard.

      But if u just call the squeeze, flop comes the same 4way, SB bets, im calling, BU overcalling, turn blanks with the T, SB pushes, now im in the same spot again, im stacking off, BU does the same, i lose again. I think i was destined to lose my stack here. :)