KK preflop 160BB deep

KingKKuntaKingKKunta Red Chipper Posts: 13 ✭✭

PokerStars, $0.98 + $0.12 - Hold'em No Limit - 15/30 (4 ante) - 9 players

Retre1 (UTG): 3,241 (108 bb)
ladi59 (UTG+1): 6,030 (201 bb)
AAkyuAA (MP): 4,988 (166 bb)
HodCohen (MP+1): 4,927 (164 bb)
King K Kunta (LP): 4,927 (164 bb)
anastasiy247 (CO): 6,397 (213 bb)
dimitarsivov (BU): 5,340 (178 bb)
g00fy318 (SB): 4,942 (165 bb)
BSOP_Douglas (BB): 4,777 (159 bb)

Pre-Flop: (81) Hero (King K Kunta) is LP with K K
1 fold, ladi59 (UTG+1) calls 30, AAkyuAA (MP) raises to 120, 1 fold, King K Kunta (LP) 3-bets to 400, 4 players fold, ladi59 (UTG+1) calls 370, AAkyuAA (MP) 4-bets to 960, King K Kunta (LP) 5-bets to 4,923 (all-in), 1 fold, AAkyuAA (MP) calls 3,963

Ok, so this is pretty standard in my opinion but I am curious to explore if there are any other ways to play.
I think that I have to 3bet here no matter what, in micro stakes there won't be a squeeze so the trap doesn't work.
If I just flat the 4bet we are going 3 way to a pot of SPR around 1.3, I'll get money in eventually.
If I 5bet to 2000 I'll just shove any flop basically so I think I have to 5bet shove.

Is there any way to get more value from his range in this case or to get away from it when he has aces?


  • Brews_and_CardsBrews_and_Cards Red Chipper Posts: 101 ✭✭
    What do you think his 4b range is? Usually, at these stakes its QQ+ and AK.

    It looks like this is the beginning of a tournament. If this is a MTT and it's only Level 2, you can either shove and hope to hold against AK and QQ. Or flat his 4b and think about folding to an A high flop. You would still have 130 BB left. A chip and a seat can be more valuable than an individual pot in tournaments.

    Personally, this early in the tournament, I'm shoving KK and firing a second bullet if he has AA or if AK gets there.

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