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[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH AJo makes a top 2 pair

    • radyan111
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 1,151
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      0,05/0,1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A:heart: , J:club:
      Hero raises to $0,40, 3 folds, SB calls $0,35, BB calls $0,30.

      Flop: ($1,20) 4:heart: , J:diamond: , A:spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0,75, SB calls $0,75, BB calls $0,75.

      Turn: ($3,45) 2:spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $2,50, SB folds, BB calls $2,50.

      River: ($8,45) 6:spade: (2 players)
      BB raises $5,96 (All-In), Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $14,41

      I don't bet big on the flop cause the board is dry. Unfortunately, backdoor flush gets there on the river and this rather passive player (just an observation, I don't use stats during play - after the hand when I checked him his AF was 1,1) bets to me. I had a feeling he has hit the flushdraw and folded but after reviewing it I see that the odds were tempting.

      Anyways - do I have him beat often enough here to make a call +EV?
  • 2 replies
    • Fongie
      Joined: 02.12.2006 Posts: 4,978
      No way in hell am I folding there. I mean sure he might have something but I wouldn't put him on a flush, and I think youre ahead here often enough to call..
    • soucy
      Joined: 28.11.2006 Posts: 2,092
      The pot is to big to fold top2.

      But i recommend to bet higher at the flop and at the turn to get you def. committed. Then you won't have to make such decisions.

      Villain can easily be calling A6 or something like that which has made a smaller 2 pair.