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$0.25 45-man, KK on the bubble

    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Silver
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 377
      PokerStars, $0.23 + $0.02 - Hold'em No Limit - 100/200 (25 ante) - 8 players

      UTG: 5,222 (26 bb)
      UTG+1: 8,477 (42 bb)
      MP: 5,096 (25 bb)
      MP+1 (Hero): 2,914 (15 bb)
      CO: 13,188 (66 bb)
      BU: 2,102 (11 bb)
      SB: 1,589 (8 bb)
      BB: 28,912 (145 bb)

      Pre-Flop: (500) Hero is MP+1 with K K
      3 players fold, Hero raises to 2,889 (all-in), 3 players fold, BB calls 2,689

      Flop: (6,078) 2 T 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Turn: (6,078) 6 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      River: (6,078) 8 (2 players, 1 all-in)

      Total pot: 6,078

      Showdown:
      MP+1 (Hero) shows K K (two pair, Kings and Eights)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 83%, Flop: 66%, Turn: 0%, River: 0%)

      BB shows 9 7 (a straight, Six to Ten)
      (Equity - Pre-Flop: 17%, Flop: 34%, Turn: 100%, River: 100%)

      BB wins 6,078


      Hi,

      If this would be posted in the cash games forums, I would be telling the OP they shouldn't worry about a bad beat. But given the tournament and the bubble, thought I'd better check

      So - 45-man, 8 left, 7 get paid

      BB is a maniac running like a god (as you can ascertain by looking under the spoiler), with 61/57 stats up to this point

      Is there a world in which KK is a fold?

      Thanks!
  • 4 replies
    • AgapieGheorghe
      AgapieGheorghe
      Silver
      Joined: 10.07.2011 Posts: 1,518
      BB is a maniac running like a god with 61/57 stats up to this point

      Is there a world in which KK is a fold?
      No way you should fold KK in this spot especialy when you have that fish. It is your chance to double up and get a good stack for you to try to win the tournament.

      Just bad luck this time.
    • Arnalsan
      Arnalsan
      Silver
      Joined: 15.03.2010 Posts: 461
      Yuris125, if you put this hand in Icmizer you gonna see you had a push with a lot of positive EV and in poker, this is what really matters in the long run. Great play and never fold it.
    • SDK1987
      SDK1987
      Moderator
      Moderator
      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 37,400
      Easy push indeed with KK. The only situation I would fold KK would be around the bubble of a satellite and that’s not the case.

      Cheers,
      SDK1987
    • Yuris125
      Yuris125
      Silver
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 377
      Thanks! I expected it to be an easy push, just wanted to make sure :) It was the last tournament of a frustrating session, the only one in which I came close to money, so busting on the bubble was particularly annoying