[NL2-NL10] NL10 zoom AJ tptk vs flop raise

    • member001
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players

      BTN: $7.66 (76.6 bb)
      SB: $24 (240 bb) unknown
      BB: $4.06 (40.6 bb) unknown
      UTG+1: $17.50 (175 bb)
      Hero (UTG+2): $10 (100 bb)
      MP1: $8.44 (84.4 bb)
      MP2: $10 (100 bb)
      MP3: $14.50 (145 bb)
      CO: $10 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG+2 with J A
      UTG+1 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 5 folds, SB calls $0.35, BB calls $0.30

      Flop: ($1.20) J 2 6 (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.85, SB raises to $2.20, BB folds, Hero calls $1.35

      Turn: ($5.60) A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.20, SB folds

      I'm not confident in my play when my top pair gets raised on these two-tone flops (similar to the AA hand I posted a few minutes ago). How do we decide between protection against flush draws (which argues in favour of re-raising and getting it in) versus WA/WB worrying about sets (which argues in favour of calling)?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello member001,

      When usually we have the backdoor nutFD or something similar then you can also go for pot control, without it I would rather advice not to do that.

      But now again I'd ask if we can continue on the flop so easily.

      Best Regards.