Playing Kings in a tourney
Do you re-raise all in if someone puts a big bet out, or just call and see what comes on the flop assuming the bet is big enough?
I'm just curious what other opinions are on this. It seems to me about 68% of the time (very precise statistic I'm sure) that someone raises big pre-flop, or re-raises my raise, they have at least an ace in their hand, AK AQ AJ AA, or else they have a good sized pocket pair 10 10 JJ QQ, etc.
So far I've just been pushing all in with KK, and losing to the AA AK AQ, etc. I can't think of the last time someone with an ace didnt hit on me.
I know in a tourney if this doesn't force me all in I have to take the push preflop because I will probably have the best hand and win, but when you are the one who would be going all in, how do you handle it?
I don't think there is anything fundamentally wrong with pushing all in preflop with KK, but it does seem a little blunt, without really needing much skill/finesse. If someone has AK and pushed hard preflop, and they miss the flop, chances are they will bet it out hard trying to steal the flop and thinking, so a good amount of the time you won't lose much by seeing the flop. If an Ace comes you can bet hard, and then fold to a re-raise as the ace will be a scare card for someone with pockets or who knows what else...
I probably wouldn't be thinking this through that much, as I dont get KK all the time, and lots of time I dont get action pre-flop (which is fine, if my bets keep Ace + crap out, good.), but tonight I think I lost with KK 4 times out of 4, pushing all in preflop.
Of course there is the dreaded question, how to dodge AA when you have KK (I had that happen 2x tonight, and another time I had AA and he had KK).
Anyway just rambling.