[NL2-NL10] NL5 AA vs raise KKx(flop)

    • Gabinr1
      Joined: 05.04.2009 Posts: 7,755
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      0,02/0,05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.68 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A:heart: , A:club:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0,20, 2 folds, BU calls $0,20, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0,47) K:diamond: , K:spade: , 6:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,25, BU raises to $0,75, Hero calls $0,50.

      Turn: ($1,97) 4:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $1,50, Hero folds, BU gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $1,97
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Bad spot out of position, especially if you don't know anything about his calling range preflop or his level of aggression. He could have 66, Kx, a spade draw, or random hands if he's just bad and is raising for the hell of it.

      Given that he bought in full and didn't do anything non standard in that hand i'll assume he's taggy, which means he'll mostly have Kx there and sometimes a spade draw.

      Calling the flop is fine just given the shear strength of our hand and the fact that if he has a draw we're ahead.

      But when he bets 3/4 pot again on the turn i think it's mostly because you hand looks like a flushdraw or a weak Kx, and he wants value/protection, so laying it down against him is a good idea in my opinion.

      Hope it helps.