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[NL2-NL10] Top Pair + Top Kicker

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 8 Players

      Hero (MP3): $12.32 (123.2 bb) 28/15/1.3/0.0/39
      CO: $5.26 (52.6 bb)
      BTN: $8.07 (80.7 bb)
      SB: $11.34 (113.4 bb) 22/12/9.0/5.0/30
      BB: $10 (100 bb)
      UTG+2: $10 (100 bb)
      MP1: $10.34 (103.4 bb)
      MP2: $3.70 (37 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A K
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, SB calls $0.35, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.90) 5 A J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.60, SB raises to $1.80, Hero calls $1.20

      The guy was pretty aggressive so I though my Top pair should be fine as he could be bluffing many times.

      Turn: ($4.50) 6 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      He checked here and I wanted to control the pot as well so I checked.

      River: ($4.50) 4 (2 players)
      SB bets $3, Hero calls $3

      As the guy was aggressive I thought he could have perhaps raised the flop with a nut flush draw, checked the turn I thought that if he did have a made hand he should have value bet the turn as well or perhaps protect his hand on the turn as there were two flush draws. So finally I thought that he missed his flush draw and was trying to bluff here and get the pot and I called. I didn't think he could have a straight and he would have protected his made hand like two pair or set on the turn.

      Results: $10.50 pot ($0.51 rake)
      Final Board: 5 A J 6 4
      Hero mucked A K and lost (-$5.20 net)
      SB showed 5 5 and won $9.99 ($4.79 net)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello maheepsangari,

      The guy is aggressive for like 30 hands only. So I wouldn't really base on that. We can't say that. So therefore what's the reason for Calling the flop? With your Call you just let him draw cheaply 2 cards as you right there did and even on the river you practically just bluff-catching. If you want to really continue and you expect him to raise with any kind of draws and maybe even weaker Ax hands then get it in on the flop or just fold it.

      Best Regards.