[NL2-NL10] Can I fold KK?

    • Gugi19
      Joined: 08.01.2010 Posts: 325
      In this hand everything was telling me villan has AA (in my expirience limp 3-bet UTG is AA 99% of the time), and that is why I didn't 4-bet pre flop. Still I couldn't fold KK, so probablly I played this hand very very badly.

      Is it possible to make hero fold here or you have to shove?
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, K.
      MP2 calls $0.10, 4 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, MP2 raises to $1.25, Hero calls $0.85.

      Flop: ($2.55) 6, 9, 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $2.55, Hero calls $2.55.

      Turn: ($7.65) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $7.65, Hero calls $6.13.

      River: ($21.43) 7 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $21.43.
  • 2 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Simple really, if your guts tell you his range preflop is 99% AA, setmine and fold if you miss. Who cares that you look weak, you just saved yourself a ton of money and nobody will ever know it.

      Once you call the flop you're basically saying you believe he has other hands in his range, namely stuff like QQ or pure bluffs, which forces you to go broke postflop unless you manage to find some defining move that you believe he wouldn't make with stuff other than AA. If you don't think he'll jam the turn with QQ/bluffs, calling the flop to fold the turn is fine (still ugly compared to not getting involved, but ok).

      Hope it helps.
    • Gugi19
      Joined: 08.01.2010 Posts: 325
      Thanks, this helps and he had AA.