[NL2-NL10] [NL2 FR BSS] Top pair vs mid-stack fish

    • 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 0.104 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A:club: , Q:spade:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0,08, 2 folds, BB raises to $0,19, Hero calls $0,11.

      Flop: ($0,39) A:spade: , J:club: , 8:spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $0,09, Hero raises to $0,38, BB raises to $0,67 Hero ???

      Pre-flop I decided to call, as it is a blind-stealing situation.

      On the flop, what about my raise? Is it OK to raise for protection over such small bet? And when he 3-bets should I call?

      Equity Win Tie
      CO 38.59% 29.57% 9.03% AcQs
      BB 61.41% 52.38% 9.03% JJ, 88, ATs+, ATo+

      I think I have enough equity to call. Thank you!
  • 1 reply
    • Wriggers
      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      I wouldn't say the raise on the flop is for protection, i'd say it's more for value. Btw protection isn't a good enough reason for raising/betting ;)

      I would definitely be raising this flop though, what to do versus the 3bet is a different matter though and depends mainly on whether villain is bad-passive or bad-aggressive.

      If he's bad-aggressive just ship it over the top of him and expect to get called by any flushdraw/top pair and even a few Jx hands.

      If he's bad-passive just fold it here and now because you just know he has AJ/JJ/88 :)