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10nl 6max, 8BB raise UTG...KK in MP

10nl 6max, 8BB raise UTG...KK in MP - Wed Mar 20, 2013, 05:14 PM
Espada_Nu.4's Avatar
Since: May 2012
Posts: 148

villains stats
VPIP/PFR 27/12

got scared of villain's big raise and decided to flat.
flop comes A high and when he bets, its an easy fold for me(plus its multiway).
should i raise him preflop?
and if he jams, call or fold?
Wed Mar 20, 2013, 10:51 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
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Hi Espada,

I would 3b him preflop all day here. The huge raise sizing is strange for sure, but I tend to think this is not AA very often but is also not a complete steal very often either. It feels a lot like AK, TT, JJ... something in that area that doesn't want to play post flop or have some "garbage hand" draw out on them again. He should have a hard time releasing those to a 3b, so I favor 3b/get it in for spots like this. If he is stealing and just gives up, or can lay down his pair, then we take down 9.5bb's without a fight, not a bad result. I have a feeling if he's doing this sizing with TT it's because he CAN'T lay the pair down easily, and he knows it, so his solution instead of learning better ranging and discipline is to try and push everyone out.

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