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[NL20-NL50] NL 25 FR: KK - cold callers isolation

    • Michailewic
      Joined: 28.04.2008 Posts: 1,418
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      0,1/0,25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K:diamond: , K:club:
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 calls $0,25, Hero raises to $1,25, 2 folds, CO calls $1,25, 2 folds, BB calls $1,00, UTG+2 raises to $2,25, Hero raises to $10,00, 2 folds, UTG+2 raises to $8,94 (All-In).

      Final Pot: $21,54

      Did hero 4-bet the correct amout? Hero would normally raise to $6,75 but his initial bet was called by two cold callers (it was unlikely that one of them holded AA) whom he wanted to isolate Against UTG+2 (3-better), he was going to broke.

      How would you estimate UTG+2's hand range in this case?

      How should hero act, if any of the cold calllers would reraise him all-in? What if both of them reraised all-in?
  • 1 reply
    • Faye6891
      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      Hi Michailewic,

      I like the bet amount, you could make it $9.25 or $9.50, but $10 is a nice round number. You can't raise to $6.75 because you'd give very good odds to the players behind you, so you can make something like $6.75 + $1.25 + $1.25 = $9.25, but $10 is perfectly fine as I said.
      And don't be afraid of AA here, just look forward to put your chips in the middle, you'll be ahead too often to even think about folding without some pretty good solid reads.

      I'm putting UTG+2 on (at least) something like JJ+, AK... but there so many donkeys out there that you may come across a lot of worse hands.

      And answering your last two questions, I'd go broke on both cases. If they have AA, they would've played it so badly I think I'd pay them off... nah, this is NL25, you'll see a lot of weird things (I still see a lot of weird things in NL100 :P ), IMO your KK are still ahead most of the time even if they push.

      Oh, and Nice Hand! :)