[NL2-NL10] Nl10: Kk

    • kosmonaut111
      kosmonaut111
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.01.2009 Posts: 715
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $2.00
      BB:
      $1.80
      MP1:
      $5.88
      MP2:
      $11.21
      MP3:
      $1.95
      CO:
      $7.13
      BU(Hero):
      $10.43


      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, K.
      MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 raises to $0.20, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.70, 3 folds, MP2 raises to $1.00, Hero raises to $3.15, MP2 calls $2.65.

      Flop: ($7.95) A, 4, 7 (4 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $6.58(All-In), MP2 folds.

      Final Pot: $14.53.

      Was my bet on flop too big ? Or would it been better to check to induce a bluff from QQ or lower hands ?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Preflop is fine.

      Postflop you're almost bluffing with KK in that spot unless you know he can't let go of a pocket pair, most people will never call there without having you beat with an A on board. And they will check to you even with Ax to call or shove over your c-bet.

      Given that i think both

      - checking behind and calling the turn

      - betting something small like $2 and calling a shove

      are better lines in these spots, as they get more action from worse hands depending on how aggressive your opponent is. Since you weren't planning on folding anyway you can't lose more money against better hands by committing to a call down then you would when you just shove the flop.


      Hope it helps.