[NL2] fold top pair vs big raise OTT?

    • LacsapR
      LacsapR
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      Joined: 14.07.2011 Posts: 43
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Hero (SB): $2.03 (101.5 bb)
      BB: $2.14 (107 bb)
      UTG: $2 (100 bb)
      MP: $0.90 (45 bb)
      CO: $5.68 (284 bb)
      BTN: $3.70 (185 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with :Th: :Jh:
      3 folds, BTN calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.08, BB folds, BTN calls $0.06

      I assume the limper is a weak player and go for a standart raise.

      Flop: ($0.18) :5d: :7c: :Jd: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.13, BTN raises to $0.56, Hero folds

      I hit top pair and go for conti-bet for value. Thought about the sizing?
      Villain goes for a massive over bet. I'm not sure if this is strong or just a bluff. What can he have here? maybe he limped 55 or 77 (i think he should have bet that), or maybe he has a straight draw!?

      Can we call here?

      Results:
      $0.44 pot ($0.02 rake)
      Final Board: :5d: :7c: :Jd:
      Hero mucked :Th: :Jh: and lost (-$0.21 net)
      BTN mucked and won $0.42 ($0.21 net)
  • 1 reply
    • la55i
      la55i
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      Joined: 27.01.2013 Posts: 7,232
      Usually I would call most of my top pair hands vs a raise on the flop but in this situation I feel like folding is a better option. First thing is that the raise size is over 4x. Second thing is that villains limp call pre makes him look passive and now he takes an aggressive line, he either hit something strong or slowplayed AA pre. I would also give more credit to raises at NL2 because I think they tend to be more value heavy, and I don't think a passive limp caller would start raising as a bluff.