[NL2-NL10] NL5 how should i play

    • sviridenich
      sviridenich
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 79
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy hand converter:

      Known players:
      CO:
      $0.49
      BU:
      $5.00
      SB:
      $11.71
      BB:
      $0.78
      UTG1:
      $2.34
      UTG2:
      $1.98
      MP1:
      $0.93
      MP2:
      $2.59
      MP3:
      $4.90
      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 5, K.
      UTG1 calls, UTG2 calls, 5 folds, SB calls, Hero checks.

      Flop: (10.00 SB)
      K, 2, Q (4 players) SB checks, Hero checks, UTG1 bets $0.05, UTG2 raises to $0.15, SB folds, Hero calls, UTG1 folds.

      Turn: (11.00 BB)
      T (2 players) Hero checks, UTG2 bets $0.20, Hero calls.

      River: (19.00 BB)
      7 (2 players) Hero checks, UTG2 bets $0.95, Hero calls.

      Final Pot: 45.60 BB.

      How should i play top pair without good kicker
  • 5 replies
    • mishuq
      mishuq
      Bronze
      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 436
      I would have raised on the flop because of the top pair and fold if I get re-raised.

      because there was no pre-flop raise, slight chance to be against a set (one of the holding pocket 2's) and I would put utg1 on Kx and utg2 on a straight draw, but still there is a high probability you're behind with a lower kicker if best hand is Kx.

      anyway chances of improving your hand are quite small and don't think you had a hand here worthy to invest too much of your money in so I would've folded on the flop
    • TroubleMaker23
      TroubleMaker23
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.08.2008 Posts: 113
      Fold Flop... only continue free plays if u have TOP PAIR WITH J+ KICKER
      ure just wasting ur money... just keep it to ur better hands :)

      btw: u can bet out the flop(if u really want to play) to get information about
      their hands... but if u get reraised... fold.
    • alejandrosh
      alejandrosh
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.07.2008 Posts: 4,346
      top pair 5 kicker is not a made hand so check fold acordingly
    • williamtywong
      williamtywong
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.01.2009 Posts: 123
      in this scenario, I think it's an easy fold.

      HOWEVER,

      If i acted first, I think I would still bet potsize, just to get some information, and perhaps steal a hand. And folding to a rereaise of course. The calldown to the river is a bad idea though.
    • ysessa
      ysessa
      Basic
      Joined: 11.07.2008 Posts: 1,331
      stick to basic strategy tp no kicker fold flop, only trouble spot.