re: Poker & How to Play KK
I've folded KK to an Ace high flop. You know what won that pot? Second pair, no kicker.
Also, I know for a fact that every poker player in the world worth his weight in pretzels has folded a pair of aces at some point in their lives. If he hasn't, he's only worth one third his weight in pretzels.
If you are afraid you're behind, remember aggression can still create fold equity, and put uncertainty into your opponents. If you raise/reraise preflop, then a lot of hands in your range include an ace. If an ace comes out on the flop, you are correct to represent that ace until somebody tells
you they hold it.
Let's say for instance, I am holding 78s and have called your preflop raise. I'm on the button.
The flop comes out A86, and the pot is heads up. If you bet on this street, it is possible I will raise sometimes you in case your holdings are KT+,QT+, JT, or PP I think I can get you off of the hand. Also, I would expect a weak ace to fold here as well. If you 3-bet me on the flop, I'll give you credit for a hand that beats me, size up your stack and decide if I want to get my money in bad here, what my outs are, etc.
Now if I have AK and you have KK on that same flop, and you bet, I'm going to call a very good portion of the time. Why? Because against a lot of holdings, I have a vicegrip on the hand, and I don't want to let you know that. If straight and flush draws are present, I will act to protect my hand, but I'm certainly not going to come out and tell you that you're not ahead.