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[NL20-NL50] KK on paired board

    • jazzy29
      Joined: 06.11.2012 Posts: 308
      Button ($53.59)
      SB ($31.71)
      Hero (BB) ($25)
      UTG ($41.52)
      MP ($89.69)
      CO ($28.43)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, K
      2 folds, CO calls $0.25, 2 folds, Hero bets $0.85, CO calls $0.60

      Flop: ($1.80) J, J, 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks

      Turn: ($1.80) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.20, CO calls $1.20

      River: ($4.20) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.80, CO calls $2.80

      Total pot: $9.80 | Rake: $0.44

      Hey, as you maybe read before I'm trying to build up a ch/c range because I don't want to ch/f everything with initiative. So I thought this might be a good spot, villain was unknown but nevermind, I thought I don't want to b/f the flop so I give him the chance to bluff me or pick up a hand on the turn to call my delayed cbet then.

      Do you agree with my line here?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Hey J,

      When your opponent has such a wide range I prefer just betting for value with KK, would check TT, 99, 8x..

      The board is good imo to check/call with KK but only if your opponent's range was tighter and could actually not call down too weak but in your case, your opponent limped and he will have way too many weak A highs, weak 8x and lower pairs that call to not vbet here.

      It's also not a spot where you get raised often so it seems best to cbet for value.

      As you see though, the only reason it is not best to check here is the player type and range you are facing. Against a somewhat tighter regular that calls you IP, I don't mind check/calling here with your overpair.