[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH Speed KK Ace on the flop

    • Alleen86
      Joined: 27.05.2010 Posts: 5,206
      Known Players:
      MP2: $11,92 - 119 bb
      MP3: $9,65 - 97 bb
      CO: $4,54 - 45 bb
      BU: $15,78 - 158 bb
      SB: $18,05 - 181 bb
      BB: $34,69 - 347 bb

      0,05/0,10 No Limit Hold'em (6 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.417.4

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K:spade: , K:club:
      SB posts small blind ($0,05), BB posts big blind ($0,10), MP2 folds, MP3 raises for $0,40, CO folds, Hero 3-bets $1,20, 2 folds, MP3 calls

      Flop: ($2,55 - 25.50 bb) A:club: , 4:spade: , 2:club: (2 Players)
      MP3 checks, Hero checks

      Turn: ($2,55 - 25.50 bb) 7:diamond: (2 Players)
      MP3 bets $0,80, Hero calls

      River: ($4,15 - 41.50 bb) 3:heart: (2 Players)
      MP3 bets $2,07, Hero calls


      When he raise/call preflop, ace could definitelly be in his range, but he can also have something like pocket pair ore some other broadway. I checked back the flop, hoping for inducing some bluffs with worse hands. I decided to call the small bet on the turn. The river was close, I think. Probably the best option would be folding..

      MP: 21/15/43/17/3,3/517 (VPIP/PFR/FvFlopCB/TurnDonk/AF/H) I have marked him as a fish, because I saw him open limping alot.
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey Alleen86,

      Preflop 3bet is fine.

      Checking back the flop with KK on Axx is the best play imo.

      I don't think turn is even a decision, you have to bluff-catch at least one-street here, otherwise you might aswell just turn your hand into bluff on flop.

      River is the main decision here. I typically assume that players are not 2-barrel bluffing at these stakes. His sizing also suggests he'd prefer a call to a fold. I think his range is weighted towards Ax here and you should fold.

      Having said that, you only need the best hand 25% of the time to call, and there is a possibility villain is bluffing. I still slightly prefer folding.