[NL2-NL10] AJo 2 top pairs against raise

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,722
      PartyGaming - $0.10 NL (6 max) FAST - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      Hero (BTN): 200 BB
      SB: 27.2 BB
      BB: 95.5 BB
      UTG: 75.4 BB
      MP: 98.5 BB
      CO: 181.8 BB

      SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: $0.15) Hero has A:club: J:diamond:

      fold, MP raises to 3 BB, fold, Hero calls 3 BB, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.75, 2 players) T:diamond: J:spade: 9:heart:
      MP checks, Hero bets 5.4 BB, MP calls 5.4 BB

      Turn: ($1.83, 2 players) A:spade:
      MP checks, Hero bets 13 BB, MP raises to 26 BB, Hero calls 13 BB

      River: ($7.03, 2 players) 6:heart:
      MP bets 29 BB, Hero calls 29 BB

      MP shows K:club: Q:heart: (Straight, Ace High) (Pre 40%, Flop 96%, Turn 91%)
      Hero mucks A:club: J:diamond: (Two Pair, Aces and Jacks) (Pre 60%, Flop 4%, Turn 9%)
      MP wins 121.9 BB

      Top two pairs hard to fold on turn against mini raise. But it looks so much as nuts. I call because A on turn is a scare hard and he might hae AT,AQ, A9, AJ. So I also called river because it is even less than half pot. Should I played it differently?
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi mlatasrb,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: What info do we have on villain?

      I like the flop bet and I'd expect villain to raise flopped 2p and some sets there.

      Once he ck/raises the turn on the A it's either a slowplay or turned 2p. I doubt he min/ckraises a hand like QJ there. So the only question is how often does he raise AT/A9 type hands there versus the slowplays.

      IF he has been a passive fish we can let go of the hand a lot easier than if he's been an active fish.
    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,722
      I dont have information about him.
      I usually try to reason like you did now, he would have raised the flop with his sets or 2 pair to protect, so this mini raise was strange on this board, but also not every player follows strategy, in NL10 there are so many people who play totally strange and bad so it is hard to predict them.
      I think this guy also played bad and strange, especially bet on river, he could have won much more money from me.
      Anyway in situations similar to this when I get miniraised on turn, in most cases I lose with top 2 Pairs. So I think in NL10 it is a good hand until they call our bets, when they raise on later streets I have to fold (only call if I have a read that he bluffs a lot).