Slowplay the KK
I think Raymond Rahme just got tired and reckless here.
He had KK - the monster, and had alot of great options.
a) To move in preflop - which is the weakest move I believe. Given with KK - since you only fear an Ace on the flop, which happens 18% of the time, and 2% of the time when Jerry flops 2 pairs, or 12% of the time if Jerry has a pocket pair and flops a set. So at best Jerry is 18% to the flop. Pushing over the top of Jerry may not be good, as he may not have a big enough hand to call. Yet, he's shown to call ALL IN preflop with less. The problem if he sees a flop, is Jerry might dump. But Jerry holding an ace, puts you 30% at risk to the river, but only 18% at risk to the flop. Is Jerry the kind of guy, who will CALL ALL IN preflop with A5?
b) Re-raising preflop is a good option, and because Jerry raised preflop (you have to consider that there is also a possibility me may have an ace). Its the classic Raise, re-raise and then Ace flops, situation. Happened against Lee Childs, happened here. Knowing that Jerry can't fold most hands. Raymond's play looked out of place, a scared play, then a real monster. Plus, he opened his trap:
Jerry: Do you think I should call?
Raymond: No (tell! looking nervous and weak), you should play your hand.
Against a player like Yang, you should put the Check-Push all in with a Strong Ace. And if your not willing to fold KK after the flop, you should Move In preflop. But this is the safest way to play the KK hand.
Jerry should have re-checked the flop, and proceeded to the Turn. But he's not a thinking player. I wonder what Rayme would have done in this case?
If no ace flops, you could slowplay it here, make Jerry put you on AK, and hopefully tries to bluff you out. From the ESPN shows, he bets under the pot for bluffs, you knows what happens in the the live one.
c) Smooth call preflop and keep Yang - the agressor in the lead. Hide the strength of his hand. See if an ace flops or not. Then keep calling Yang, and choose when you want to pull the trigger - or let Yang try to bluff you off the hand. With a hand like KK, if Yang hits 2 pairs+ and no ace on board, you probably have to pay him. From what I watched on ESPN, it seems that if Yang raised preflop, he almost always follows on subsequent streets.