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[NL2-NL10] AJ top two pair

    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,730
      PartyGaming - $0.10 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

      BTN: 194.2 BB
      Hero (SB): 126.6 BB
      BB: 117.5 BB
      UTG: 281.2 BB
      MP: 72.6 BB
      CO: 54.5 BB

      Hero posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.5 BB) Hero has A:spade: J:diamond:

      fold, fold, fold, BTN raises to 3 BB, Hero calls 2.5 BB, fold

      Flop: (7 BB, 2 players) J:heart: 8:spade: A:diamond:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 5 BB, Hero calls 5 BB

      Turn: (17 BB, 2 players) 7:spade:
      Hero bets 10 BB, BTN raises to 35 BB, Hero calls 25 BB

      River: (87 BB, 2 players) 8:heart:
      Hero checks, BTN bets 42 BB, Hero calls 42 BB

      BTN shows T:spade: 9:spade: (Straight, Jack High) (Pre 39%, Flop 32%, Turn 93%)
      Hero mucks A:spade: J:diamond: (Two Pair, Aces and Jacks) (Pre 61%, Flop 68%, Turn 7%)
      BTN wins 162.5 BB

      Should I raise with top two pair already on flop? I planned to do it on turn. This way, he cbet bluffed and got a free card. If I would raise, he would probably fold, and Ax would maybe call, sets would call, so I am not sure what is better.
      I usually fold against raise on turn, even with top 2 pairs, but he was raising 3/13.
      Then river 8, so he could hardly have 88, so only 99 or straight, so I called.
  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hey mla,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Flop: We could raise the flop if we don't expect villain to barrel the turn often so instead of having him bet/ck a lot we can raise here 2.5 x or so.

      As played why are we donking into him? To induce a raise?

      Given the line we took we can't really fold because we may have induced him to bluff or raise for thin value.
    • mlatasrb
      Joined: 01.04.2012 Posts: 2,730
      wow, I didnt notice I donked :) I had action parallel on other table, and time was running out, didnt see that I am OOP. I would never donk in this situation.