[NL2-NL10] NL2 - Is top pair top kicker still good in this spot?

    • dondiego2000
      dondiego2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 25.08.2010 Posts: 84
      Full Tilt - $0.02 NL - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3: http://www.pokertracker.com

      Villain 1 (UTG): $2.92 46/28/0.8 (VPIP/PRF/AF)
      Villain 2 (UTG+1): $1.99 35/23/4.4
      MP: $3.43
      MP+1: $3.22
      LP: $2.00
      CO: $0.86
      Hero (BTN): $3.60
      SB: $2.31
      BB: $4.51

      SB posts SB $0.01, BB posts BB $0.02

      Pre Flop: ($0.03) Hero has A :club: T :heart:

      Villain 1 raises to $0.05, Villain 2 calls $0.05, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.15, fold, fold, Villain 1 calls $0.10, Villain 2 calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.48, 3 players) 5:heart: 8:diamond: T:club:
      Villain 1 bets $0.40, Villain 2 calls $0.40, Hero calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.68, 2 players) 2:heart:
      Villain 1 bets $0.81, Villain 2 raises to $1.44 and is all-in, Hero ???
  • 2 replies
    • amplifyd
      amplifyd
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 1,769
      Firstly, i would just muck my hand preflop. Flatting the raise will lead to awkward turn spots and bluff 3betting will also get you into some trouble spots (especially since people are more likely to call you down at NL2)

      As played I would also call the flop, evalulating on the turn. I think it's close here but I would fold on the turn, often one of them has me beat.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello,

      Nah, I wouldn't always lay down the hand here, you have position over them and so keep going, isolate them, totally fine. But also when I would raise, I would raise a bit bigger, 4-5BB. Otherwise the play is totally fine but I would likely give it up on turn, seems like we are beat.

      Best regards.