[NL2-NL10] Correct to go broke in this spot with top pair?

    • BrinkyBill
      Joined: 22.12.2010 Posts: 186
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Poker Stars
      SB ($8.50)
      Hero ($11.80)
      UTG ($2.82)
      UTG+1 ($11.97)
      CO ($8.43)
      BTN ($11.70)

      Dealt to Hero J:heart: K:heart:

      UTG calls $0.10, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.30, UTG calls $0.20

      FLOP ($0.65) T:club: T:heart: K:diamond:

      Hero bets $0.50, UTG raises to $1, Hero raises to $3.62, UTG calls $1.52 (AI)

      TURN ($5.69) T:club: T:heart: K:diamond: A:club:

      RIVER ($5.69) T:club: T:heart: K:diamond: A:club: 4:spade:

      Hero shows J:heart: K:heart:
      (Pre 31%, Flop 28.1%, Turn 46.6%)

      UTG shows K:club: Q:spade:
      (Pre 69%, Flop 71.9%, Turn 53.4%)

      Hero wins $2.71
      UTG wins $2.70

      I think he can bet loads of straight draws, or even A high (I've seen some funny plays from shorties).
  • 2 replies
    • staktas
      Joined: 28.03.2011 Posts: 1,346
      If he's that kind of shortie with like 50 vpip then i would play the same.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello BrinkyBill,

      Preflop: Against rather a station/short-stack guy I'd just Check it and be happy to see a free flop. And if we do hit then we still can extract value.

      As played
      Postflop: Depends a lot on the opponent. How passive or aggressive he is. And either he is even capable of raising there with draws. Although I don't think that passive would do that and therefore I might even sometimes consider folding. But while he is pretty loose according to his stack size shouldn't be that wrong to go broke.

      Best regards.