[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR top pair

    • katarina1991
      katarina1991
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      Joined: 10.04.2010 Posts: 33
      Party Poker $2.00 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 1444091
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      UTG+1: $0.81
      MP1: $2.32
      MP2: $2.37
      Hero (CO): $2.00
      BTN: $1.40
      SB: $1.98
      BB: $0.70
      UTG: $2.18

      Hero posts a big blind ($0.02)

      Pre Flop: ($0.05) Hero is CO with K :spade: A :heart:
      UTG calls $0.02, 1 fold, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.08, BTN calls $0.08, 2 folds, UTG calls $0.06, MP1 calls $0.06, 1 fold

      Flop: ($0.37) A :diamond: Q :club: 2 :spade: (4 players)
      UTG checks, MP1 checks, Hero bets $0.27, BTN folds, UTG calls $0.27, MP1 folds

      Turn: ($0.91) 8 :spade: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.62, UTG calls $0.62

      River: ($2.15) 3 :club: (2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $1.03, UTG calls $1.03
  • 9 replies
    • sp00nman
      sp00nman
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      Joined: 14.01.2009 Posts: 92
      What range of hands are you putting UTG on and what are your reads on him?

      Preflop: I would raise this standard 4BB+1BB per limper. So I would raise it to 0.14 here.

      Flop: I like the cbet

      Turn: I would check here. You are either way ahead / way behind. Also, it would make weaker aces to feel good about their hand and might bet the river. But I have no problem with betting too(and check behind river).

      River: Villain check called you twice, it seems like a stubborn Ace, AQ or 22. There were no draws on the board aside from gutters like KT, KJ. He might have picked up a flush draw on the turn that made him continue his suited aces. Missed draws will not call you and I will definitely check here.

      A standard line is to play WA/WB with TPTK. Bet Flop, Check Turn, Bet or Call River. Pot control!
    • DrDunne
      DrDunne
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      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 3,338
      i think you played it good - you can definitely get value here from weaker aces. most of the time when they check call they are dominated. the second they wake up is when you should be cautious. i would love to know what UTG called you down with but i would assume it's something like Ax, TJ, KJ, KT, JJ, TT, 99. i guess they sometimes play 2pair+ like this but i think it's much more likely you are ahead in this situation!
    • Bogdan1190
      Bogdan1190
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      Joined: 29.04.2009 Posts: 406
      hi i agree with sp00nman about pre-flop and flop.

      I like the tun bet i would of played the same becouse i want to extract as much value from my hand and i beat a lot of weaker hands

      After the call on the turn i would check behind river becouse i don't have nuts and there are some hands that beat me :)

      If you bet that much on river if he calls your almost always beat. So it doesn't make sense to bet river since you want to get more value from your hand not to bluff him out.
    • foolboydesire
      foolboydesire
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      Joined: 21.10.2010 Posts: 153
      i think it is essential to know at least something about the villain, if he's a calling station then play is perfectly fine, but if he on the other hand is tight player or unknown probably check river behind might be better idea. though on nl2 there are plenty of players who are bad enough to call all the way with AJ-
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello katarina1991,

      Preflop: There are 3 limpers which makes our raise bigger, so 7xBB. :)

      As played
      Postflop: Well here is a simple question to you. What kind of opponent are we against? Can he even be a station-like guy? But obviously your line is considerable. It's often the case that he may easily even have the Ax if he is some kind of station. Also if he had a strong hand he would most likely ship the river himself.

      Best regards.
    • katarina1991
      katarina1991
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      he's a calling station and he had A :club: 9 :diamond: .
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by katarina1991
      he's a calling station and he had A :club: 9 :diamond: .
      Then should be easily value-bet on river. :) Nice hand!
    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
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      Result orientated?!

      :tongue:
    • veriz
      veriz
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      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Philfox1985
      Result orientated?!

      :tongue:
      Not really. :D If he had a strong hand he would just ship himself the river. :P