[NL25] Zoom, KK in a tough spot

    • Dr1fter808
      Joined: 11.10.2017 Posts: 128
      I found this tough because the villain is a super tight player and I couldn't find my balls to 4bet him preflop.

      Postflop, I started thinking WTF, TT or JJ? Well, I can beat QQ....


      PokerStars - $0.25 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 55.4 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 1)
      SB: 104.88 BB (VPIP: 16.48, PFR: 13.19, 3Bet Preflop: 5.15, Hands: 371)
      BB: 109.32 BB (VPIP: 30.95, PFR: 14.29, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 42)
      Hero (UTG): 156.08 BB
      MP: 179.72 BB (VPIP: 0.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)
      CO: 152.16 BB (VPIP: 19.05, PFR: 9.52, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 21)

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

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

      Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, CO calls 3 BB, fold, SB raises to 13 BB, fold, Hero calls 10 BB, CO calls 10 BB

      Flop: (40 BB, 3 players) T:diamond: 8:club: 8:spade:
      SB bets 15 BB, Hero calls 15 BB, CO calls 15 BB

      Turn: (85 BB, 3 players) J:spade:
      SB checks, Hero checks, CO checks

      River: (85 BB, 3 players) 2:heart:
      SB bets 76.88 BB and is all-in
  • 3 replies
    • la55i
      Joined: 27.01.2013 Posts: 7,648
      You should find the balls to 4bet.
      Now villain either slowplayed a full house OTT or then he has air and because you both checked behind OTT he ships it OTR to take the pot.
      Difficult to give any good answers here. If we assume he has full houses and 87s, 98s and 97s (14 combos), he needs to bluff with about 6 combos for you to call this profitably.
    • Varune
      Joined: 24.04.2009 Posts: 5,417
      If you don't have the balls to 4bet this, you might as well fold it. By saying you don't want to 4b you're basicly saying he has AA.

      I'd 4bet this anytime vs a nitty player and just close my eyes and hope he doesn't hold AA.
    • GingerKid
      Joined: 05.08.2007 Posts: 5,586
      I find call 3bet with KK vs such a nit from UTG totally standard.
      Nits are usually bad postflop so you have more edge.
      CO seems to be very tight on small sample so he should be having here TT, JJ for sure and maybe ATs. So on the flop when he calls, you have very low equity vs both guys, and i find it fine to check turn. River easy fold. Not only that SB most likely has KK+ in this spot, he is going to bluff super rare in this spot due to tight ranges, but even if he would bet QQ you are often beat by SB because he might be slowplaying TT, JJ on flop and turn.