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$0.25 SnG: KK, full house vs. flush

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  • $0.25 SnG: KK, full house vs. flush

    $0.25 SnG 45 entrants, 29 left 7 places paid (7th place wins $0.36, 1st place wins $3.23) I was the SB with pocket KK. Everybody folded but me and the BB. Me = $2,876 Villain = $1,343 Blinds = $50/$100 Initially, I chose to call the BB rather than raise to keep him in the game. Basically, everybody was being really tight. In my experience, if I raised, he'd probably fold immediately and I would merely be stealing his blinds. Flop: 3JK, giving me a three of a kind. Two of the cards on the table were hearts. I had no hearts in my hand. Turn: 4. The villain went all-in at this point. He could possibly have a flush draw, but still there were only two hearts on the table from the flop, so only the river could make the flush for him. I called. River: Another 4. This card was indeed a heart, so if the villain had a flush draw, then he would make the flush by now, but it would be a moot point: now I have a full house.

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    Hi DanCarrero! With KK from the SB, I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper (300). The reason for this is that if I don't open-limp, I don't want to do something out of character, that could possibly make the opp do a double-take and have it be a tell to my hand strength. I flop top set, but there are straight and a heart flush draw that could be possible. Due to this, I'm going to make a standard 1/2 pot value bet here (100 chips) as I need to make sure that the opp is making a -EV play to draw to beat me. The turn is a blank and once again, I'm going to make a 1/2 pot value bet (450). I don't want to check and risk giving the opp a free river card where they can hit a straight or flush against me. As played, when the opp shoves, I'm snap-calling. The key with this hand is that I need to bet both the flop and the turn in order to make the opp have a -EV play to try to outdraw me. If I give them a +EV play and lose, then it's my own fault that I lose the hand. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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