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KK in the BB facing MP open vs 27bb stack

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  • KK in the BB facing MP open vs 27bb stack

    What's the best way to play this spot? Raise too large PF? Really awkward stack sizes IMO. Villain(87): 27/14/2.0 M: 11.1 BB: 27 Adjusted BB: 16.6

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    Hi dirt eh! There are two ways I can play this one and it will be based on the opp type, due to the awkward stack size. Against an opp like seat 2, I will play it the following way. With KK in the BB, I get a standard raise from seat 2. I'm definitely going to re-raise and the key is the sizing of it. A standard sizing is to between 3X the previous bet and a pot-sized raise (if it's larger). I'll raise to 1875 (3X the previous bet). The flop brings a pair of queens and since I 3-bet preflop, I'm going to lead the flop. Postflop bets need to be sized based on the size of the pot, number of opps and board texture. With one opp, a standard sizing is 1/2 pot, so I will bet 2425.. BUT.. this pot-commits the opp, so I'm going to shove the flop. If the opp happened to be looser and would call a shove preflop (which this opp probably won't do and I'd be looking for action with KK), then I can absolutely make a case for shoving preflop. What I would not want to do is to make abnormal bets pre and on the flop, as I want to make them standard to conceal the strength of my hand. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24)
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