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[NL2-NL10] [SH] NL5 KK(2) 30-04-13 (zoom)

    • Resilence
      Joined: 10.03.2012 Posts: 934
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BTN): $13.92 (278.4 bb)
      SB: $2.16 (43.2 bb)
      BB: $12.39 (247.8 bb)
      UTG: $7.34 (146.8 bb)
      MP: $9.86 (197.2 bb)
      CO: $3.71 (74.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with K K
      UTG raises to $0.15, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.46, 2 folds, UTG raises to $1.15, Hero raises to $13.92, UTG calls $6.19 and is all-in

      Flop: ($14.75) 6 T 3 (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      Turn: ($14.75) Q (2 players, 1 is all-in)
      River: ($14.75) 2 (2 players, 1 is all-in)

      $14.75 pot ($0.61 rake)
      Final Board: 6 T 3 Q 2
      Hero showed K K and lost (-$7.34 net)
      UTG showed A A and won $14.14 ($6.80 net)

      I know this should be ok, but I still had a gut feeling what I was up against, not something I can explain just feels like it's really stupid to do this, I've asked it before I rarely get it in preflop, and usually this is what I end up against...

      Was against AKs last time where I had AA, he hit a flush by the river, quite tilty these >_<
      Am I just unlucky being against their top range etc, should I just suck it up and stop whining? :)

  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Stacking off preflop with KK can never be too big of a mistake. Two things going against you here:

      • You are 3betting against UTG, and in UTG people may flat QQ/AK sometimes
      • You are deeper at 140bb which decreases the likelihood that UTG stacks off worse value hands

      I actually prefer some other options here. Arranged in order of preference.

      1. Calling the 4bet (I think 5betting isolates you vs stronger)
      2. small 5bet to $1.90 (allows him to call with some worse hands like with his 4 bet bluffs)
      3. shipping (he mostly calls AA and rarely calls with worse)
    • Resilence
      Joined: 10.03.2012 Posts: 934
      Was thinking my stack might be against me here, ty for pointing that out.
      So it was a sorta of a mistake.

      Anyways if I call the 4bet, I have to call flop most of the time as well right?
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Yes, basically you should never fold postflop unless flop is super ugly. if ace comes out maybe you can call once and fold on the next street.

      While the result would have been the same in this exact situation, at least you gave him the chance of potentially having something worse and putting in more money postflop.