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[NL20-NL50] SB w/ KK - MP 3-bets UTG

    • Raknyo
      Raknyo
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.12.2011 Posts: 422
      Poker Stars $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2265802
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      BTN: $25.73 - VPIP: 0, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 1
      SB: $32.32 - VPIP: 14, PFR: 0, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 7
      Hero (BB): $25.00 - VPIP: 20, PFR: 17, 3B: 5, AF: 4.3, Hands: 19386
      UTG: $44.74 - VPIP: 100, PFR: 100, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 1
      MP: $25.85 - VPIP: 11, PFR: 9, 3B: 4, AF: 0.0, Hands: 47
      CO: $32.43 - VPIP: 40, PFR: 40, 3B: 0, AF: 0.0, Hands: 5

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BB with K :spade: K :diamond:
      UTG raises to $0.75, MP raises to $2.25, 3 folds, Hero calls $2, 1 fold

      Flop: ($5.35) 4 :diamond: 5 :diamond: 9 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $3.00, Hero calls $3

      Turn: ($11.35) 4 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP bets $5.50, Hero calls $5.50

      River: ($22.35) 7 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP checks

      Original thoughts:
      MP's range seems so strong here, that me 4-betting would be super strong (KK+) so I'm not sure if I'd get value from worse.

      I think I can get more value from worse post-flop.

      I'm scared of AA so I planned to check/call all the way to get value from bluffs.

      Later thoughts:
      I think I definitely want to get an all-in pre-flop, especially with BB and UTG still to act.

      MP could call with AK, worse pairs or even perform a 5-bet bluff shove.

      As played post-flop:
      Flop: X/C
      Turn: X/R to get slightly more value from bluffs
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,795
      Hi.

      I think your play is fine. Just play passively with KK and hope he bluffs or overvalues JJ/QQ. I agree that 4-betting may just isolate you vs AA so I don't like that play given the starting positions of UTG and MP.

      Thanks.