Originally Posted by sam1chips
The weird thing about this hand is that after the flop comes out QQ7, and both villains check, and you decide to go all in. At that point, you can really only get called by a hand that is better than you (ie, a queen). Because JJ probably can't call an all in. A7 almost certainly can't call an all in. You're really only get called by a queen.
Plus, with 2 opponents calling a big re-raise pre-flop, it is very likely that at least one of them has a queen.
I think there is no value at betting all-in on the flop here. You'll just get the worst hands to fold, and the best hands to call.
PS - I just reread the title of the thread (What would you have done with KK pre-flop). I think the pre-flop play is fine. Your re-raise might be considered too big, but the idea that you are re-raising pre flop with KK is the right play. The problem with this hand is in your post-flop play. You put in 20,000 chips preflop as a favorite, but then you put in 80,000 chips post-flop as a huge underdog
I think your preflop play was good, and I like the size of your preflop re-raise (so I disagree with sam1chips that your re-raise was too big).
I agree with sam1's assessment of your postflop play, though (even though his statement that it is likely that at least one of your opponents has a queen is statistically incorrect). I think that very few hands that don't have you beaten call you in this spot. You might get a call from 99, TT, or JJ but only against poor players (and I don't have a sense of what skill level you had assigned to your opponents). Having said all this, most of the time you get away with this shove because no one has a queen --- meaning that you take down the pot here.
What I think you need to consider going forward is this: assume you make a standard continuation bet (1/2 to 2/3 of the pot) on the flop. If you get called or raised, what do you do? Can you let your kings go if you get called or raised here? If not, I think your shove is your optimal play because you're getting all your chips in on this hand regardless and you don't give anyone a chance to bluff you out of the hand. If you can let your kings go in this spot, though, then you likely could have played it better postflop.
Best of luck.