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I have folded KK several times preflop and was actually very proud of myself as I would have run into Aces. I've also come across aces countless times, but sometimes if I get a 4 or 5 bet, I consider it. Of course, there are tournament situations as well, but retiring is an extreme situation and deserves your full attention before doing so.
It depends a lot on each game situation, at the table. I believe that I don't have a pre-defined answer about this.
The big question is never to fall in love with a hand. Knowing how to analyze all the information.
Preflop there is no way I would fold the second best hand possible. And there are a lot more hands, even speculative that I would only fold to an all in. However, to multiple all ins I wouldn't even fold those.
What about on the Bubble of a Satellite tournament where you are assured of winning a seat, but someone at the table has you covered and shoves pre-flop?
Originally Posted by luckyrnmd
In satellite i folded even aa
I once folded Queens AND Kings on the Bubble of a Satellite when I had a stack comfortable enough to win the seat. Very smart to fold even Aces pre-flop in that situation, so well done to you.
Originally Posted by Piligrin66
Not only will I not fold KK, but I will also play with 10 10, there was a case in a tournament, I personally saw how the player folded pocket 10 10 and then very much, regretted it, as the river dropped a ten and then from this hand he was eliminated , but could have entered the final table and won at least $ 300, there was a major 10K tournament for the first place.
What about on a Satellite Bubble in the scenario I mentioned above?
Originally Posted by Alizona
I almost folded pocket kings preflop yesterday in the BetOnline platinum freeroll.
Of course we were on the bubble, 16 players left and 15 get paid. If someone who had a bigger stack than me shoved, I would have folded preflop because there were many players who had smaller stacks than me and I didn't want to make such a huge error.
Thankfully, none of the big stacks shoved, and I was able to call the shove of a very short-stacked player who pushed all in from the button, I was in the small blind and snap called. He had J7o, there was a jack on the flop and the turn was a 7, so I lost the hand. LOL.
That happens sometimes, which sucks, but you made the correct play there because they're pretty much shoving their entire range. I would have done the same.
Somebody asked me what my favourite hand is, and I said "The one that takes all your chips".
If I shove and you call, I'll show.