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Hot $3.30 Turbo.Tournament, How to play KK against unknown players - Mon Aug 18, 2014, 06:56 AM
adikumar2010's Avatar
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,094
It is Hot $3.30 Turbo. I thought turn is better to bet-fold or should I just check the turn?

How to play this hand? Why is he shoving if he was chasing flush draw?

PS: Is this a day where I am getting drawn out in every hand I play or is everyone making a move on me? This is the 6th hand where I was getting drawn out but sometimes I think they might be making a play on me.

PokerStars Hand #120261592619: Tournament #954590095, $3.00+$0.30 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level III (20/40) - 2014/08/18 16:12:31 IST [2014/08/18 6:42:31 ET]
Table '954590095 63' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: 2laDonatello (3371 in chips)
Seat 2: LimpChimp (2950 in chips)
Seat 3: adikumar2010 (2839 in chips)
Seat 4: YUGIOHPWNZZZ (2925 in chips)
Seat 5: robtheriver6 (3000 in chips)
Seat 6: Fendi888 (3000 in chips)
Seat 7: HSQMYP (4350 in chips)
Seat 8: kales*o (3290 in chips)
Seat 9: 11kamikazi11 (4345 in chips)
2laDonatello: posts small blind 20
LimpChimp: posts big blind 40
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to adikumar2010 [ ]
adikumar2010: raises 80 to 120
robtheriver6: folds
Fendi888: calls 120
HSQMYP: folds
kales*o: folds
11kamikazi11: calls 120
2laDonatello: folds
LimpChimp: folds
*** FLOP *** [ ]
adikumar2010: bets 279
Fendi888: calls 279
11kamikazi11: folds
*** TURN *** [ ] []
adikumar2010: bets 489
Fendi888: raises 2112 to 2601 and is all-in

Mon Aug 18, 2014, 11:51 AM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,836
Hi adikumar2010!

With KK preflop, I'm going to make a standard raise.

I see a 3-way flop that brings a flush draw and multiple straight draws. With an overpair to the board, I need to make a standard value bet and will bet 2/3 pot.

The turn brings an A and with one opp left in the hand, I have two choices. I can take one last chance to win the pot here and bet 1/2 pot or I can check. I prefer betting to checking as if I check, if the opp is a competent player, they have a good reason to represent the ace whether they have it or not and bet (causing me to fold). When the opp shoves over my value bet, this is going to be from an ace or KT (not a flush draw) and due to this, I need to fold. The opp most likely has AJ, AQ or KT.. and all 3 of these leave me with 2 outs max.. so I absolutely need to fold. A flush draw would be more likely to shove the flop, not the turn when their hand equity has been cut in half.

Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.

John (JWK24)

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