This is a discussion on $2 NLHE 6-max: AA and KK vs flop raise within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; PokerStars - $0.02 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
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UTG: $2.26 (VPIP: 22.78, PFR: 16.46, 3Bet Preflop: 2.63, Hands: 80)
First Hand is a little trickier, I would bet that UTG after being 3bet has better than top pair top kicker. (He could have queens, kings, jacks, or 9s) I doubt hes doing this with AJ and he probably folds 77. I'd probably call, because it looks like UTG is trying to isolate the BTN's money. You have good odds to call.
Second hand looks like an easy call for me. Villain looks very aggressive. His stat line says it, and he is doing a squeeze play. He's probably not squeezing with anything that hit 2pair. Most likely he has AK,AQ,KQ
February 9th, 2017, 3:05 AM
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re: Poker & $2 NLHE 6-max: AA and KK vs flop raise
Yes both tough spots.
I'll talk about KKs first. In this spot I think buttons range is much wider. Yes he could have a set of Qs 4s or 7s, however I think he is raising pre flop with AQ QQ, KK, 77s and. You are well ahead of his range and only are losing at this point to sets. I think you can shove here very profitably.
The AA hand is tougher I think. He has a set here more times than not. He doesn't have much behind and is technically shoving. I think he raises and calls this 3b with all three of the sets 77, 99, or JJ. Yes he could be doing this with AJs, AJo, 88, TT, 8Ts. Unless you can see him making this play with anything less than those hands, I don't see how you can call. His stats point toward a much more solid player than the other example.
February 9th, 2017, 8:39 AM
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AA: villain had a set didn't he... ive run into so many sets of 9s... but this villain appears to have a set of jacks because of how tight he is.
Lets break the hand up a little. So he raises 6cents from UTG we already can expect a 22/16/2 is quite strong... not super strong....
But now we re-raise and he calls... Now he's much much tighter (his 3bet is 2% so his calling range will be on the tighter side as well) so now we can remove his drawing hands because of preflop.
So when he's raising us a lot, he's not playing a drawing hand aggro... he's usually doing this for value.
SO given the above... you fold. KK would most likely just call behind.