This is a discussion on KK problems... Did I play this right? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; The ridiculous number of times that people have shoved all in with AQ preflop, or on the flop and beat me on the river, whether
The ridiculous number of times that people have shoved all in with AQ preflop, or on the flop and beat me on the river, whether they hit 1 of their 4 outs for a straight or just an Ace, is starting to really annoy me.
I've been trying to play KK a bit more cautiously but at the same time not passively.
The game was zoom $0.05NL 6max.
Should I have just called villain's bet on the flop? I mean... He should've just called with that hand! Right? No? What the hell? After 5K hands I missed almost all my flush draws and he just shoves there and gets it...
Am I overthinking this because it's micro stakes and everyone shoves with AJo, 99 and call 4bets with 46s? What am I missing? Anyway, here's the hand:
Villain (BB): 114.8 BB Hero (MP): 220.4 BB
Dealt to Hero:
UTG raises to 3 BB, Hero raises to 10.4 BB, fold, fold, fold, BB raises to 23.2 BB, fold, Hero calls 12.8 BB
BB bets 14 BB, Hero raises to 47 BB, BB raises to 91.6 BB and is all-in, Hero calls 44.6 BB
Ye it's fine but no need to get to fancy just shove preflop with all the dead money 33.6bb it's not a disater to pick it up uncontested. As played the hand plays it's self postflop neither of you are getting away from your hands in a 4bet pot.
You got it in with the best of it, so there's no problem with the play. The problem seems to be perception. Calling all in as a 56% favorite means you win less than 3 out of 5 times. It's the right play, but look long term.
You want this action. Seriously, you do. If you wasn't less variance, play chess.
Well... That's what I think anyway.
To be honest you should’ve just jammed the flop. Same result but he doesn’t seem willing to pay down his hand and if he’s go AA then so be it. You’ll lose this hand around 30% of the time if he has anything but AA. Like you said it’s micro stakes and you’ll get people playing extremely wide ranges. Unless you’ve got some serious info on the villain and know he’s got AA you should be jamming KK when they don’t seem to want to lay there hand down. AQs, AK, QQ, JJ and maybe TT or worse could call you here you may even get AJs tilting that makes the call. Remember this is an +EV move. One that doesn’t comes around often.
If it is to annoy? I think you had bad luck, sometimes happens KK is one of the second best letters,(I believe that the variance were for your opponent), well this is don't get discouraged and encouragement champion that those things happen
Streaks of bad luck can last much longer than 5k hands. I've had weeks when every day I was running into all sorts of coolers & beats with about 40k hands played total.
And if you aren't a huge winner and your WR is about 2-4bb/100, it's not that uncommon to eventually lose after a 100k stretch of hands while always playing A-game.
So yeah, get used to the variance, sometimes it's truly devastating.
About the hand: if you want to trap preflop, trap with AA as it's a good enough hand to get it in on any flop. Just go all-in with KK, you can get called by QQ, AK, maybe JJ and you fold out his other hands that have equity against you (or he calls you with Ax and you get stacks in as 70% favourite), picking up a big pot uncontested.
each time when you play slowly AA or KK, you are punished, every time when you have these monsters you must do ALLIN, and everyone can not keep up you with a marginal hand, now if you have a bad beat, it's not a matter because that's that the poker.