This is a discussion on Would you ever fold pocket kings preflop ? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; i am not talking about a bubble situation in a tournament but in general both in tourneys and cash games but especially in cash games
i am not talking about a bubble situation in a tournament but in general both in tourneys and cash games but especially in cash games
would you ever fold KK preflop ?
generally i would fold depending on the buy value and the value of the prize and also by the amount of chips if my stack had enough chips to guarantee a prize i would not fold rather if my stack was in the middle of the players i would go allin for sure to try to double the chips
I don’t think that I would fold KK preflop. There are so many player who put all in with nothing. And with pocket Kings you want as much value as possible. Especially preflop because you don’t want to let somebody hit accidentally a three of a kind or two pairs without paying to see the flop. Lot‘s of hands will fold preflop if you trying to get value.
Hello good evening, if I understood your question well, you're talking about raising with KK pre flop right? If that's the case, it's more than natural to make this move, if you're talking about getting a 3-bet when you do that, in my opinion the numerous factors to make a decision to call, raise or even fold. Good luck at the tables!
In a cash game I'm never folding KK. In an MTT it's hard to think of a folding scenario. Entering a a pot with 2 or 3 other players who have already shoved would sometimes be a mistake but with KK I like my chances because the others will often have Aces in their hands like AK or AQ. They counterfeit each others' aces and my kings are good. If there was only one other player who had been quite tight I might think of folding if the next pay jump was significant.
If the last chair and all-in preflop are played by more than two players, I will fold it because sometimes someone can have AA or QQ, or AQ AK can open A and your king is not playing. I often see when someone plays with QQ the chance of a set is greater than that of the elders
If not on the bubble, then I see no reason at all to fold a pair of Kings, it looks very strange. Of course, if the goal is to reach the minimum prizes, then you can fold a pair of Aces, but this contradicts the probabilities in poker.
It's never been like this, even when your intuition tells you otherwise, your brain doesn't give up, which often leads to decent losses, but this is poker, today you get into aces, tomorrow you catch someone on aces.
In this conversation of never giving up that I lost in the second leg of the 300 yesterday, the guy went all-in with 99, I called with aa and he busted and I was eliminated, the next time that happens I will call again.
In a cash game I would never fold kk preflop unless I am playing with an ultra nit that I know can only have AA. In tournaments, if there are lots of people all in in a hand, I might fold so that I get better ICM
Hold em, rarely fold preflop, omaha, maybe fold pre-flop
Pocket KK hold em, fold pre-flop, would have to be an outlier situation, on the bubble, big all-in from right player, etc
Omaha, though is a different story. Omaha is a drawing game, and a pair is not as draw friendly as a lot of other combinations.
Almost certainly not. It’s the 2nd best preflop holding in poker and has a legitimate mathematical advantage over every hand except AA‘s. Therefore, the likelihood you have an edge against your opponents all in range is too high