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NLHE 9 handed KK vs 44

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  • NLHE 9 handed KK vs 44

    question is one , did i play well and had bad beat or i played to agresive.
    table 9 handed, in early stages with 25/50 blinds.
    i am in middle position with almost 1980 stack size. and played some hands aggressivly without showdown, my image was as tight-aggressive player.
    UTG call and UTG+1 fold i decide to raise 3bet+limp, so i raised 200 and everyone folded to BB who caled. i get dry flop with flush draw and gutshot straight possibility.he check and the action goes on me, i decide to bet 2/3 of pot and he decide to raise almost 3 times of my bet. So than i thinked that he has a flush draw of his check-raise. SO i decide to move all-in he call, he showes set.

  • #2
    Hi Tommy nolimt!

    What type of tourney is this from? It could have an impact on my reply.

    John (JWK24)

    6 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      it is 1,10$ baltic poker league.


      • #4
        Hi Tommy nolimt! With KK and a limper in front of me, I'm going to make a standard raise to 3BB+1BB for each limper or 200 chips. I want to make all of my bets and raises standard, as this helps to conceal the strength of my hand. I get called by the BB and get a flop that contains a flush and straight draws. When the opp checks to me, I once again want to make a standard bet and with 1 opp in the hand, a standard bet is 1/2 pot, so I will bet 238. Once again, I want to keep my bets standard, as players that bet more with better hands and less with marginal ones are basically turning their cards face-up to an observant opponent.. something that I want to avoid. I now get a smaller than normal raise from the opp (standard would be to between 3X the previous bet and a pot-sized raise if the pot-sized raise is larger). Here is why I asked what type of tournament this was from..... If this were a PSO league or any league where an early exit gets me negative league points, then I need to flat here and be sure that another club nor straight card hits the board. In this type of league, I do not want to be all-in unless I'm sure that I have the best hand after all 5 cards are on the board and currently, I only have one pair. If this were a cash tourney or league that awards only positive points based on my finish, then I'm going to 3-bet jam the flop. I'm ahead of all of the flush/straight draws or overcards, but behind two pair or a set. In this type of game, with no penalty, jamming is the highest +EV play that I can make. This hand is a definite cooler, but in a cash tourney or league that does not give out negative points, it's a risk that is well worth the reward. In a league that does give out negative points for an early exit, then the negative points are not worth the chips that I can gain, so I'd need to flat and muck to a shove by the opp on a later street if my hand does not improve. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)

        6 Time Bracelet Winner


        • #5
          thank you for information.
          It helped me to understand more.


          • #6
            Great Response, John

            Tommy No-Limit, I think JWK5's response is solid and I learn a lot by following his blogs.

            And all the best to you, Tommy!




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