Tuesday, April 3, 2012

KK facing flop shove

Villain is 33/0/0.5/0.0 (VPIP/PFR/AF/3-bet) over 27 hands. He's a passive player, but then again I have only 27 hands on him. Trip 9s seemed most plausible to me at the time.

Hero (MP1): $2.23 (111.5 bb)
MP3: $4.45 (222.5 bb)
SB: $2.23 (111.5 bb)
BTN: $1.21 (60.5 bb)
CO: $2 (100 bb)
MP2: $2.12 (106 bb)
BB: $2.11 (105.5 bb)

Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K K
Hero raises to $0.08, 3 folds, BTN calls $0.08, SB calls $0.07, BB folds

Flop: ($0.26) 9 7 9 (3 players)
SB checks, Hero bets $0.18, BTN raises to $1.13 and is all-in, 1 fold, Hero?




I'd fold.

As you said, you don't have enough hand history on villain... plus the 9s look menacing.

IMO, the only time I'd go all-in with premium pair is preflop. After the flop, I wouldn't risk my stakc with TPTK unimproved--occasionally.