This is a discussion on Folding KK preflop within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Is that ever a good play?
Let's say it's the first hand of the wsop main event and a player went all in in early position
I think it is reasonable to fold KK preflop. Its great hand, but it's still behind aces. I would never fold AA, but I would consider folding KK as I would know that I might be behind. Tough fold thou..
In a freeroll I would call if I am against a random and hope to DU early. In a WSOP game, I doubt this would even happen, but if it did and I was against a player that I knew only did this with AA then I would fold. Like I said though I can't see someone who pays to play in a WSOP would even shove with AA, I believe that would only happen if the fee cost them nothing.
I would rather play right and lose than to play wrong and win
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no and yes. if there is 1 player against you, you should,not fold as there is only 1 hand that is better.
if there are a few all-in players you might fold as you pair is now beaten by weird dros
yeah, sure, you will get a cooler here and there, but it's poker you can not not catch them =) but giving some A8s a chans to get in the pot for 3.5bb bet is wrong as I see it
PS. i dont think I ever fold KK PRF if there are 3 players or less in the pot
I think it depends on the situation. There is a big disparity between AA and KK. Losing with AA takes a lot more help on the board. KK is vulnerable. If you are on a bubble you may fold. If you would have to put all your chips in a multi-way pot it could be considered (KK is certainly weaker against more players rather than heads up). Some people NEVER fold KK preflop, which I think is supported also, but it could be warranted sometimes (not often).