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2NL FR, KK in UTG, correct play?

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  • 2NL FR, KK in UTG, correct play?

    Villain is 19/8 (over 28 hands), no other reads. Did I play this hand correctly? Was it a +EV or -EV situation ? Cheers, DrJ

  • #2
    4bet and get it in preflop. Calling OOP with Ks is going to cost you money in the long run.

    As played pre, check/calling is fine.

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    • #3
      Yeah 4betting seems optimal but a call for trapping purposes is not bad.
      Check/raising flop or turn seems better.
      As played I would shove river for value versus 99 TT JJ QQ.

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      • #4
        I'd generally 4-bet and get it in pre, because even though villain should know that your UTG 4-bet range is KK+, in practice 2NL villains go crazy with AK in this spot.

        As played, I like raising the turn. There are only 6 combos of AA that beat you, but 12 combos of QQ/JJ you're crushing, and villain might even be barrelling with TT/99.

        Calling all the way actually cost you the minimum, as villain only half-potted each street, but I think you can gain value from worse by committing on the turn.
        Bracelet Winner

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        • #5
          Thanks, all!

          I no longer feel so bad about loosing his one

          (And I'll remember to be even more aggressive the next time!)

          -DrJ

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