big $1/$2 limit hand with hero having KK



how would you play this and did i do it right?

I will do this hand in parts and see if you do what I do,and did I do the right thing?

table has been pretty standard, some reraises but no maniacs or anything. I have been playing for about 1 hr and am up $6.25.

PokerStars Game #8020971121: Hold'em Limit ($1/$2) - 2007/01/19 - 16:20:32 (ET)
Table 'Glarona' 10-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: titans4ever ($46.25 in chips)
Seat 2: howell9900 ($44 in chips)
Seat 3: Laphroaig27 ($111 in chips)
Seat 4: Illuminate73 ($59.50 in chips)
Seat 5: SeymoreStaks ($134.50 in chips)
Seat 6: Nicerabbit ($22.50 in chips)
Seat 7: Ventrue2 ($42.50 in chips)
Seat 8: warnersco ($63 in chips)
Seat 9: glava ($17.25 in chips)
Seat 10: stilts1 ($27.75 in chips)
stilts1: posts small blind $0.50
titans4ever: posts big blind $1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to titans4ever [Kc Kh]
howell9900: folds
Laphroaig27: folds
Illuminate73: folds
SeymoreStaks: folds
Nicerabbit: folds
Ventrue2: folds
warnersco: folds
glava: raises $1 to $2
stilts1: calls $1.50
titans4ever: raises $1 to $3
glava: raises $1 to $4
Betting is capped
stilts1: calls $2
titans4ever: calls $1
*** FLOP *** [6h Ac Kd]
stilts1: checks
titans4ever: bets $1
glava: raises $1 to $2
stilts1: calls $2

Point one: With the betting capped on the flop would you expect someone to have AA, so are you behind? I got reraised and smooth called by the third. Are you ahead here? What are you going to do: fold, call or reraise?

titans4ever: calls $1
*** TURN *** [6h Ac Kd] 2
stilts1: checks
titans4ever: checks
glava: checks

What in the name of @#$$^$@^?!?!?! Capped flop, reraise post flop and they two both check? Now are you ahead or is AA slowplaying? How will you play the river, agressively or passively?

*** RIVER *** [6h Ac Kd 2d] 7♣
stilts1: bets $2
titans4ever: raises $2 to $4
glava: folds
stilts1: raises $2 to $6
titans4ever: raises $2 to $8
Betting is capped
stilts1: calls $2

I chose aggressive. Do you think I won the hand. I will post that later. Lets just see if anyone thinks I played this even close to right?


I'm confused
I would keep pushing, including the turn where everyone checked. Only hand that beats you is AA which is unlikely but possible but so is a wide range of other hands that might think they are ahead like ace king, ace queen or some other ace. I would bet, bet, bet, if he beats you just say good hand and move on.


I agree, i think you have the best hand realistically...
Maybe AK or a lower set, but you probably have it so i would have kept betting betting betting


Cardschat Elite
Don't play limit very often but hey I'll give it a shot.

I would have capped the flop and bet the turn, same as you on the river. If hes got AA so be it, I'd want to build this up as much as I could.

Then again there is probably a reason I don't play limit often.:D

I think the times villain has AK QQ or < makes up for the times he has AA.

Probably wrong but I don't learn unless I try.
Dorkus Malorkus

Dorkus Malorkus

you're missing so much value by checking the turn. there are a whole wealth of hands that bad players will cap preflop/flop with - it doesn't have to mean AA. If someone does have AA it's just a cold decking but you have to keep betting because by not doing so you're losing so much value on the occasions where neither villain has it.

if the turn is capped too (by glava, stilts doesn't bother me at all by this point) you can perhaps slow down and just call the river, but even then it's marginal.

stilts appears to be a complete donk who's happily been calling along with A7 or something and now thinks that his 2 pair is the nuts. once glava folds the river there is next to no chance you are beaten.


Why would AA check the turn when they have 2 opponents who gladly capped the flop betting?

I mean yeah he could still have AA (maybe check raisin turn :rolleyes: ) but i dont think you should give it any worry. Keep betting. If they have AA then its tough luck


Rock Star
keep raising

you have KK, and you hit a K on the flop.
The ONLY hand to beat you is AA. Now, go to a hand calculator page, and check what the odds are of him holding AA are if there's an A on the board. It's pretty damn slim.
bet, raise, 3 bet and cap as much as you can - over 95% of the time you have the best hand, and you can afford to payoff the rare occasion when you don't with trip K.
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