[NL20-NL50] Kk Nl25$

    • kindersind
      Joined: 31.07.2011 Posts: 752
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      CO: $25 (100 bb)
      BTN: $10.98 (43.9 bb)
      Hero (SB): $25.78 (103.1 bb)
      BB: $25 (100 bb)
      UTG: $20.35 (81.4 bb)
      MP: $25.09 (100.4 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K K
      UTG raises to $0.75, 3 folds, Hero raises to $2.50, BB folds, UTG calls $1.75

      Flop: ($5.25) Q Q 8 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50

      Turn: ($8.25) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $3.25, Hero calls $3.25

      River: ($14.75) 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG bets $13.10 and is all-in, Hero calls $13.10

      $40.95 pot ($1.84 rake)
      Final Board: Q Q 8 J 3
      Hero showed K K and won $39.11 ($18.76 net)
      UTG showed K T and lost (-$20.35 net)

      Villain is unknown
      Preflop 3bet
      Is it OK to play wa/wb on this board ?
      Can we call push on river ? He makes small bets on flop and turn and push on river. I think that his range on this spot is nuts or nothing.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      I would play it exactly the same way you did. It's good to know that your hand can only go for 2 streets of value at the very most. Villain's range contains many QX hands when he calls the 3b so I think it's good to play over-pairs more passively. I would often check QX here sometimes vs a tough opponent as well.

      Could you call a push? I certainly think so. Your hand is so under-represented here. Though if villain was somewhat balanced, then you would have some stronger hands in your range to bluff catch the River, such as JJ/AA/QX. Then KK could be a fold. But I think I would just call this down anyway.

      Nice hand.