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$0.55 NL Hold'em $750 Gtd - Sat Apr 05, 2014, 07:42 AM
jysteruk's Avatar
Since: Apr 2010
Posts: 83
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 at 07:48 AM..
Sat Apr 05, 2014, 10:33 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,831
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.

John (JWK24)

P.S. Against these three hands, KK is only a coin-flip here. I'm going to lose 45% of the time.


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Last edited by JWK24; Sat Apr 05, 2014 at 11:03 AM..

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