[NL2-NL10] [NL2 FR BSS] AJ Top pair protection

    • Elertar
      Joined: 11.08.2011 Posts: 164
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      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (7 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:diamond: , J:club:
      MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0,02, MP3 calls $0,02, Hero raises to $0,12, 3 folds, MP2 calls $0,10, MP3 calls $0,10.

      Flop: ($0,39) A:heart: , T:spade: , 2:spade: (3 players)
      MP2 bets $0,04, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0,32, MP2 calls $0,28.

      Turn: ($1,03) K:spade: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0,76, MP2 calls $0,76.

      River: ($2,55) 6:spade: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $2,55

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP2 shows a flush, king high (Ac Qs)
      Hero shows (Ad Jc)

      MP2 wins with a flush, king high (Ac Qs)

      On the flop the villain minbets. I assume he has trash or a draw, so I raise for protection.

      Do I still have to protect my hand on the turn? I think so, but as there are a lot of draws, should I have to consider I'm behind and play for pot control?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Elertar,

      Well the K ain't the best card for us while it may completed couple of draws even. Which sometimes is even the case according his line. Although betting for protection and free showdown should work.

      Although I guess if we are against passive opponent I'd sometimes even Check behind and might even give it up on river if we face some bigger bet.

      Best regards.