Didnt see it coming.KK vs. 78 suited

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freeroll_king

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It was the last 100 people of a 2700 person crowd. I was sittin with a healthy stack and had started to lossen up a bit as the poker gods had began blessing me with some strong hands and big pots. The one other guy at the table with a stack my size (about 90,000) had raised pre-flop about 4X the pot which was a big stack of chips and every had folded at the table without a second thought. I was sittin in the BB with KK and decided i was gunna raise it another 15,000 to really test to see if his hand was that great. For some odd un appariant reason he went all in and i quickly called seeing his 7-8 suited and i laughed out loud cause i almost guarenteed i had it..flop came 5H,9S,AC..so far so good..turn came 2H..than the dreaded river..the 6C...well that sealed my fate for that tourney and had lost to the imfamous 78 suited..never will i doubt the power of the suited and connected hands again.
 
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thats what about a 70/30 preflop ,what else can you do? happened to me twice yesterday w/QQ . since you where allready heads up you could have just called and then been afraid of the A on the flop and check folded but that is weak play , maybe push preflop and make him decide if he wants to gamble with 8 high
 
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everything was done correctly and you were just unlucky, i would advise for you to look for this guy more often and sit at his table if he plays like that. As for dave saying he was 70/30. He was more than that i think. Since if it was ak v 78 he would be 70% fav. I imagine it was more like 80/20
 
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I read somewhere, over a year ago, that 7-8 s is statistically the hand most likely to crack AA.

If you read the FT emails, Phil Gordon is bad mouthing suited connectors in the most recent issue.

For me, when the big cards aren't coming suited connector start looking like gold. But I don't think I would have played it the way your villain did.
 
KyleJRM

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I read somewhere, over a year ago, that 7-8 s is statistically the hand most likely to crack AA.

That would make sense. The cards it wins with don't give the A any straight redraws.
 
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omg another HA thread that has no HA in it
 
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Also, this is tournament and it is in the ring game section.
 
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