Is it possible to fold Kings pre-flop?
This article will look into the popular-strategic question of the fold Kings pre-flop of kings at poker and give a simple and obvious answer: No, we do not fold our kings.
Why and why, we explain now:Assume we play no-limit hold’em and have kings. What is the bare chance that one of our opponents has aces? We have only one enemy, this may be exactly 50 * 49/2 = 1,225 possible combinations have on hand. Of these 6 combinations aces. That is, the likelihood that one opponent has aces, is 6 / 1,225 = 0.5 percent ample low.
For more opponents this probability increases. Are there five opponents, it is at 2.4 percent and 9 opponents at 4.3 percent. Say: Even at a full table with 10 players are our kings in round 22 of 23 cases, the best starting hand. De facto, one can never be sure just precisely now this one occurred 23 cases. One can not be sure enough that an opponent has aces and therefore a fold of kings is the right train.
Without question, it happens now and again that you are running with the kings of aces. You get on average every 221 hands and kings at a full ring table you are running so that in 4.3% of cases in aces. That is if you never folds before the flop – one runs on average at a full ring table all 5,100 hands with kings in aces. Since there is no way around it, but it also does not matter because often enough the opponents have no aces up, but ladies, Ace-King or one more hand that is dominated by kings crass.
What our opponents and we should fold our kings?
We can be very sure that our opponents can have aces, no question – after all, he brings a 5-bet all-in. However, he can possibly have any other hands. Against aces we grade by 18%, so that is not enough completely. However, against women, we have 82% winning percentage against Ace-King is still 69%. On average, we have thus against the hands that are not aces, a winning percentage of 75%. It follows 1 that we have a profitable call, if the opponent in grade by 40% of all cases no aces in their hand.
We already know that the six Ace-Ace-combinations with safety in the range of the enemy are. If only four or more combinations of other hand are represented we have a profitable call. There are 18 combinations alone from Ace-King or women who could have our opponents. So our opponents should only come in 4 of 18 cases on the idea of going all-in with ace-king or women, and already we have a profitable call, even if he always aces the All-In brings.
One must not bring in pre flop to complicated situations
As a rule, players maneuver through carelessness or because they do not even think about it a half turn forward, trying to fold in the uncomfortable situation kings at all before the flop. See the Hand of above item two. The player comes with a 4-bet kings and represents one-fifth of his stack into the middle. Anyone who does that should be aware in advance of the fact that he has to go with his kings to (possibly bitter) end now.
Did they so afraid of Assent at an opponent, you should already hold rather small pre flop the pot and avoid unnecessary exposure to the risk of facing a felt uncomfortable all in. Against 19 of 20 opponents, you anyway do not mind if the stack pre flop with kings goes in. But you play just against a squeaky tight player who ever brings a 3-bet only once per day, you should think carefully about whether you really want to bring with her kings another raise, or whether it is not more profitable and meaningful is to complete the round of betting with a call.
So stupid you cannot feel
Who still thinks he can fold Kings pre-flop, was the hallmark of his first-class player, please look to the following video of the 2009 WSOP for Banging kings in Asse, is an abundant ungrateful event. Imagine you fold kings, thinking you had the Fold of the year made and your opponent shows you then boys. For the next few hours, you will can think of anything else more than the many chips that you had actually already won, but are out of cowardice have left. A tip: If you already desperate to fold kings preflop, this should never show. This gives you the players only the blatant signal.