re: Poker & Did I play this wrong
Originally Posted by arkadiy
Which is why I already said I thought I was against AA and was ready to fold the KK to his $12 re-raise.
Don't do this.
As I think chuck said, even if you strongly suspect your opponent has aces do NOT fold KK preflop. I don't think I'd fold any pair actually with both of us being this deep.
Why? Because when you catch your set you will stack an opponent with UI aces a hell of alot more often than you stack other hands. Also, with KK you could pretty easily be up against AK or QQ (or worse).
so...if you are in this situation don't escalate the betting wildly preflop, you can call and take a flop and you SHOULD do this with kings.
I prefer to avoid letting him make the $12 re-re-raise by just calling the 3.75 if I suspect aces. If you are going to raise his $3.75 bet, you kinda have to call him if he raises you again.
At $25 NL I don't like getting it all in pre with KK UNLESS I know for a fact that the villain will allow himself to get all in with something less than AA preflop. It's usually not that hard to tell who will put a full buy in in the middle with TT or AJs. Also, hands like AK often slow down after the flop when they miss.