[NL2-NL10] NL5 KK Preflop

    • michaelqian
      michaelqian
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 512
      Hi all

      Did I make the right decision by folding on the flop? I felt that after seeing the flop, if I called his bet or probably have raised, I would only be putting money into a pot that I would eventually lose. Though I'm sure some people would disagree and raise his bet.

      I should have definitely raised more preflop though, that was my mistake I reckon in this hand.

      Cheers for any advice

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $5.38
      MP2:
      $5.02
      MP3:
      $5.00
      CO:
      $11.83
      BU:
      $1.00
      SB(Hero):
      $4.81
      BB:
      $5.12
      UTG2:
      $5.00

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, K.
      UTG2 raises to $0.15, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.25, BB folds, UTG2 raises to $0.5, Hero calls $0.25.

      Flop: ($1.05) J, A, 9 (3 players)
      Hero checks, UTG2 bets $0.35, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $1.40.
  • 1 reply
    • maya1984
      maya1984
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,741
      Hi Michael,

      Yes you should raise more pf. You should 3bet to (original bet)x(3.5 + # of cold callers) Which in this case will be 0.15x(3.5+0) = 0.53
      I'm multiplying in 3.5 instead of 3 since you are playing out of position.

      If he reraise (which will be a 4bet) you should reraise again (which will mean shoving the rest of your money in) as you should be always willing to go broke with KK preflop. (The second best starting hand in holdem after AA)

      As played: Bet/Fold this flop. You can't be sure he has an Ace. if you check you are giving him the initiative and you might fold the best hand.