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$0.55 NL Hold'em $750 Gtd

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  • $0.55 NL Hold'em $750 Gtd

    Should I have check folded this on the flop being first to act and all the action that would have followed considering how much money was all ready in the middle?

    I belive a 3 bet shove preflop would almost certainly have had the same result due to how many chips the big stack had with maybe the JJ folding preflop.

    Last edited by jysteruk; Sat Apr 05, 2014, 02:48 PM.

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    Hi jysteruk! With KK and 14BB, I get a limper in front of me. Since any standard raise (2.5BB+1BB for each limper) pot-commits me, I have one play here and that is to shove preflop. By not shoving, the bet of 7200 accomplishes two things. First, it's a tell for a monster or that I don't understand MTT odds, as when I'm pot-committed (1/3 of my chips go into the pot), I need to shove. Secondly, now the opps after the first call have the correct odds to try to outdraw me. When I give the opps a +EV play (one where they expect to gain chips from me), I deserve to and will lose chips on average, each and every time, regardless of what my hand is. The key here is to shove preflop and if I had chips left on the flop (which I would not), they're going into the middle on the flop. I should not be making a pot-committing bet and then fold. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24) P.S. Against these three hands, KK is only a coin-flip here. I'm going to lose 45% of the time.
    Last edited by JWK24; Sat Apr 05, 2014, 06:03 PM.
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