Folding KK Pre-Flop – Hand Of The Day

It is a rare occurence, but when you can correctly fold kings pre-flop, not only is it a great feeling, but it really helps your bottom line. The Small Blind in this hand was key, I have a lot of hands with him and he runs about 13/5 with very little pre-flop aggression. The saying goes the 4th bet is always aces,  I don’t agree with the saying, but with this opponent in mind I do. Just be open to the possibility that you may have to fold KK every now and then and look for spots where you can narrow your opponents range to aces and pretty much aces only. The most common times I’ve folded KK pre-flop are when there has been multiple players raising before or behind me, or when there is a limp/re-raise all-in involved.

Poker Stars, $1/$2 NL Hold’em Cash Game, 8 Players
LeggoPoker.comHand History Converter

MP1: $136.15
MP2: $430.15
Hero (CO): $211
BTN: $237.45
SB: $187

BB: $503.10
UTG: $201.75
UTG+1: $60.65

Pre-Flop: K K dealt to Hero (CO)
UTG folds, UTG+1 calls $2, 2 folds, Hero raises to $10, BTN raises to $34, SB raises to $70, 3 folds, BTN raises to $237.45 and is All-In, SB calls $117 and is All-In

BTN showed A A (a full house, Fives full of Aces) and WON $192.50 (+$5.50 NET)
SB showed A A (a full house, Fives full of Aces) and WON $192.50 (+$5.50 NET)

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