[NL2-NL10] NL2 Top pair poor kicker

    • mytton
      Joined: 22.11.2010 Posts: 2
      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)

      Known players:
      SB = ($0.92)
      BB = ($1.36)
      MP1 = ($3.41)
      MP2 = ($2.87)
      MP3 = ($2.97)
      CO = ($0.74)
      BU (Hero) = ($3.26)

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, 9.
      MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.02, SB folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.07) A, 2, K (3 players)
      BB checks, MP2 bets $0.04, Hero calls $0.04, BB folds.

      Turn: ($0.15) 7 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.08, Hero calls $0.08.

      River: ($0.31) Q (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.28, Hero folds, MP2 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.31.

      My tentative read on the Villain was that he was playing a lot of hands (around 40% of a small sample size), rarely raising preflop. At the time I was cursing myself for chasing too far with a weak pair, but now I am not so sure.
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello mytton,

      And welcome to the Forum! With what do you convert your hands? It missed suits, so it's a bit harder to evaluate but I will try to give my best.

      Preflop: Since I don't really see the suits here, I can't say it's it's fine or not, if it was A9s hand then it's reasonable to limp in but also you could isolate since having position over him.
      Postflop: I like your line and would often also fold on river since he is betting likely there for value and has a better hand. Well played.

      Hope we will see suits on next posts. Good luck on the tables!

      Best regards.
    • mytton
      Joined: 22.11.2010 Posts: 2
      Thanks for the welcome. I used the PokerStrategy converter but something clearly didnt quite work... I will make sure to capture all the info next time.

      And yes my hand was suited, so the advice fits perfectly. Thanks again.