[NL2-NL10] nl2 - Call down with Top Pair

    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Nearly folded on the turn, but looked at villians AF (6) and figured there was a good chance it could be a bluff play.

      Could only really give villian credit for a potential two pair on the flop, or perhaps 2 clubs.

      Once I called turn, I felt I had to call river, while its a scare card its hard to see how villian could have a 10, only really J,10 makes any sense given line taken but even that is unlikely.

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $0.95
      MP2:
      $0.8
      Hero:
      $2.06

      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q:spade: , J:spade:
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.02, SB calls $0.01, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.08) J:club: , 8:heart: , 4:club: (4 players)
      SB bets $0.08, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.08.

      Turn: ($0.24) 7:diamond: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.24, Hero calls $0.24.

      River: ($0.72) 9:heart: (2 players)
      SB raises $0.61 (All-In), Hero calls $0.61.

      Final Pot: $1.94

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of jacks (Qs Js)
      SB shows (Kc 5c)

      Hero wins with a pair of jacks (Qs Js)
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Philfox1985,

      Preflop: Perfect spot to isolate actually.

      As played
      Postflop: It's still just a freeplay pot, is it really worth to make such hero-calls? Not a huge fan of them. :) But if you had any kind of reads then why not. Myself I'd most likely fold on turn while we were passive preflop.

      Best regards.
    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Is QJs strong enough to be isolating with?

      Considered the raise, but felt it will likely isolate me against stronger hands.

      I assume the biggest benefit is that we have inititve on the flop? Can't represent such a strong hand when we just flat call?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Is QJs strong enough to be isolating with?

      Of course it is. :) We might even sometimes take down it right preflop.

      I assume the biggest benefit is that we have inititve on the flop? Can't represent such a strong hand when we just flat call?

      Exactly. :) With initiative you can as well take it down more easier. Also if you do hit you can still extract value.

      But obviously it's not a mistake to just limp-in either.