[NL2-NL10] NL10 2 pair

    • Jumbles
      Jumbles
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      Joined: 06.10.2007 Posts: 190
      Villain is 28/3/1.8 22 WTSD over 459 hands

      $0.05/$0.1 No Limit Holdem
      8 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($9.90)
      UTG+1 ($27.22)
      MP1 ($1.16)
      MP2 ($12.15)
      CO ($9.80)
      Hero ($9.85)
      SB ($9.55)
      BB ($11.58)

      Pre-flop: ($0.15, 8 players) Hero is BTN J:club: A:spade:
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.10, CO calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.60, 2 folds, MP2 folds, CO calls $0.50

      Flop: A:club: J:spade: 5:diamond: ($1.45, 2 players)
      CO checks, Hero bets $1, CO calls $1

      Turn: T:heart: ($3.45, 2 players)
      CO checks, Hero checks

      River: 9:spade: ($3.45, 2 players)
      CO bets $3.45, Hero calls $3.45

      Is betting the turn better here?
  • 6 replies
    • Faye6891
      Faye6891
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      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      PF and Flop are fine IMO.

      Turn I'd bet again. You can't assume villain had KQ or TT and now he has you, he's pretty loose. Your hand is strong and you shouldn't worry about pot control either, so I'd just keep betting to build the pot. My line would be bet turn ($2.30) and push any river.

      As played, river is fine too. Actually, you have to call river after checking behind on the turn since you induce a bluff.
    • Jumbles
      Jumbles
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      Joined: 06.10.2007 Posts: 190
      Gah! Forgot Villains WTSD, which I've now added.

      Faye: Yeah, I have to call the river after checking the turn. I appreciate your thoughts, many thanks.
    • swissmoumout
      swissmoumout
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      Joined: 23.02.2007 Posts: 3,385
      Top 2 pair is a strong hand, you can build the pot rather than playing pot control like you would with top-pair hands.
      As played, call the river of course, he will bet with a lot of worse hands.
    • Jumbles
      Jumbles
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      Joined: 06.10.2007 Posts: 190
      Thanks for the reply. I just wanted to ask a couple of follow up questions, if possible.

      1) Would you bet/fold the turn? and
      2) If called on the turn, would you call a push on the river?
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Originally posted by Jumbles
      Thanks for the reply. I just wanted to ask a couple of follow up questions, if possible.

      1) Would you bet/fold the turn? and
      2) If called on the turn, would you call a push on the river?
      1) I like to bet/fold turn, but not sure if I can do it.
      Mostly players like to get their money all-in with 55 on the flop.
      So that leaves KQ, but I think that he can easily c/r with JT there.
      2) If I call turn and river is blank I have to call river shove.
    • Jumbles
      Jumbles
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      Joined: 06.10.2007 Posts: 190
      Thanks for your reply. It's most helpful.

      Villain had JJ.