[NL2-NL10] kings against set

    • asketak
      Joined: 11.04.2010 Posts: 191
      I doubled my stack about 3 hands before, so I was not short stack, so Im not sure if this hand fits this category..

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with K, K.
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 3 folds, CO calls $0.08, 2 folds, BB calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.25) 4, 5, 9 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.20, CO calls $0.20, BB folds.

      Turn: ($0.65) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.26, CO calls $0.24(All-In).

      River: ($1.15) Q (2 players)

      Final Pot: $1.15.
      Results follow:

      CO shows three of a kind, nines(9 9).
      Hero shows a pair of kings(K K).

      CO wins with three of a kind, nines(9 9).

      Is it well played or bad played?
  • 2 replies
    • tomahawkpt
      Joined: 03.01.2009 Posts: 78
      Take my comments with a piece of salt since I'm a beginner, also playing SSS in micro-limits.

      From the way the hand played you took the right actions - with the correct raise amount in early position. Having an overpair in a rainbow flop your bet was correct, and the same on the turn.

      With the villain flopping a set there was not much you could do in this occasion, but you will win 4 out of 5 times approximately in the the same situation so it was a +EV play for you (81% vs 19% for KK vs 99).

      I would say that even not being shortstacked due the the previous doubleup, it was the correct play.

      Good luck at the tables!
    • burek2000
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey asketak,

      welcome to the forum and gratz on the first post!

      Nice hand, you have a clear made hand and even with double stack you can't give up there. I would only like to bet a little bit less on the flop, because the board is so dry, I think 2/3 of the pot should do it.

      Villain having hit top set this time is just a cooler.

      Please, remove the results when you post the hands.