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KK in the BB facing MP open vs 27bb stack - Sun Mar 02, 2014, 04:44 PM
dirt eh's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,274
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

Sun Mar 02, 2014, 07:44 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,788
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.

John (JWK24)


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