[NL2-NL10] NL 5 - preflop KK 4 bet

    • DNYiancu
      Joined: 11.11.2012 Posts: 77
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      UTG+1: 113.2 BB (VPIP: 19.91, PFR: 9.52, 3Bet Preflop: 8.05, Hands: 238)
      MP: 40 BB (VPIP: 6.49, PFR: 3.90, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 78)
      MP+1: 170.6 BB (VPIP: 17.15, PFR: 6.20, 3Bet Preflop: 2.30, Hands: 274)
      Hero (CO): 100 BB
      BTN: 168.8 BB (VPIP: 5.34, PFR: 5.34, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 136)
      SB: 113 BB (VPIP: 15.18, PFR: 12.50, 3Bet Preflop: 5.41, Hands: 113)
      BB: 104 BB (VPIP: 14.71, PFR: 10.08, 3Bet Preflop: 4.88, Hands: 238)
      UTG: 190.2 BB (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 30.30, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 33)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has K:heart: K:spade:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, BB raises to 9 BB, Hero raises to 21 BB, fold

      Hero wins 18.4 BB

      I get a lot of folds everytime I 4 bet. When is it ok to trap with KK+?
  • 2 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      You have quite wide questions here - solutions for those can be found on many articles that Pokerstrategy.com provides.

      Anyway, in this case I would call his 3-bet with KK. His range for 3-betting is so tight and he seems like a nit so I'm not sure he even continues with Q's. About 3-betting or 4-betting KK... You should sometimes try to bet worse hands as a bluff, too, to get less respect for your 3-bets and you can take villains' stacks when you actually do have a hand.
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      I would just recommend you to try to put the money in preflop with KK.

      Of course, there are some appropriate spots to flat against a 3bet - if opponent is very aggressive postflop and like to bluff a lot, then just calling and playing postflop would be good.