King - King

have you ever folded K-K pre-flop?
if so please explain circumstances

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On Replay I don’t think I ever have or ever will. In real money tournaments facing a preflop raise from a tight player on the bubble or near a pay jump, I have maybe once or twice but this is very rare. I was very short stacked maybe <4bb and my only reasonable goal was to try to survive for another few hands to make more money.

I can only remember doing it once in a live cash game, facing a preflop 4-bet from an older gentleman who was playing very few hands. He showed aces after I folded so it was the right move.

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Yes i have done it a few times becuse i have won a few times in a row and wanted make them to think and i have done it when the other guy have a A and in a roll or crazy dudes with crazy raze!

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yes … it is tough
i did it once on pokerstars… large bet from early position… a call then… a shove…
i have K-K … i think about it too long… time out lol
hands were A-K… Q-Q and A-A
dumb thing was a K hit on the river lol

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Thats the beuty in poker! You can lose all with AA or win all with nothing,doen it all haha! All i know its sometimes right to fold KK,you have to feel it!!

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Hi kc. Just noticed your post about KK. Speaking for myself I would laydown kk and possibly AA if I’m on the bubble with a moderate stack at a nine-seat table in poor position with an excellent chance to cash and a reasonable chance to win. Under these conditions I would trade the good chance to enlarge my stack with the certainty of cashing and the possibility of winning. In a live tourney for real cash I wouldn’t give it a second thought.

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I have fold a few too already because the Raises were to high, in the end its just a Pair Kings its obviously a strong pair pre flop but ive seen a lot of Player who all in with AA or KK and then lose to someone calling with 82 because he got 8Q259 on the Table and win with Two Pair Eights and Twos while the other Guy has only a Pair Aces. In my Opinion its as i said: Pockets are Just a Pair i think u have more opportunities with A and K of Clubs or 9 and 10 of clubs as u have in my eyes good chances for both Flush or Straight and thats more then just a Single Pair. So in some Situations even with low Stack id prefer fold KK since its just a pair. Sometimes its a Regret and Sometimes im glad having done it.

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3 times live … each to 4 bets
once in 2nd day of 2 day tourney w/ above avg. stack player 4 bet all in and had me covered … later said he had AA when asked

twice to very tight players … each showed AA

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I have not - yet. In general I try to be tough pre-flop but in the end it‘s just a pair like Magmatic-Ang says. So with lot of pressure I might fold. Definitely not worth for an all-in per-Flop in my opinion.

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I can see some situations where one might fold that hand. This applies to tournaments not to cash games.

You are in Middle position and are one of the tournament leaders. Under the gun raises to open, you flat call, intending to bet if there is no Ace or Queen on the flop, but then the big blind shoves with a stack size that would do you a lot of damage, and the under the gun calls. I think I would just fold and let them have at it rather than risk going back to the middle of the field. King King is certainly a good starting hand, but very vulnerable to any Ace.

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