[NL2-NL10] NL2 - top set on flop

    • cruizer
      Joined: 09.06.2009 Posts: 17
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with Q, Q.
      UTG2 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, CO calls $0.08, 3 folds, UTG2 calls $0.06.

      Flop: ($0.27) 5, Q, 6 (3 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $0.14, CO folds, UTG2 calls $0.14.

      Turn: ($0.55) 9 (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $0.55, UTG2 raises to $2.00(All-In), Hero calls $0.93.

      River: ($4.03) 9 (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.03.

      Was flop bet ok? I didn't want to "loose customers" by overbetting, but didn't want to give away free cards either.

      On turn I bet pot due to the flushdraw appearing and a desire to take home the pot there and then. I was surprised when I got raised and didn't know what to put him on. I thought it unlikely that he'd made a straight by tagging along this far with 78 so took it for two pair, top pair or similar.

      Either way, I figured I was ahead and called. Even if he did have a straight, I still had 10 outs to improve to full house or quads.

      I can't see how I can fold to his shove, but should I?
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