[NL2-NL10] 0.01/0.02 Top pair, top kicker

    • joaoleao
      joaoleao
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.02.2010 Posts: 6
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $2.09
      BB:
      $1.83
      MP2:
      $1.00
      MP3 (Hero):
      $1.79
      CO:
      $1.94
      BU:
      $1.12


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, J.
      MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.07, 2 folds, SB calls $0.06, BB calls $0.05.

      Flop: ($0.21) 6, J, 7 (3 players)
      SB bets $0.18, BB folds, Hero raises to $0.36, SB calls $0.18.

      Turn: ($0.93) 6 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.66, Hero calls $0.66.

      River: ($2.25) T (2 players)
      SB bets $1.00(All-In), Hero calls $0.70.

      Final Pot: $3.95.
      Results follow:

      SB shows two pairs, jacks and sixs(J K).
      Hero shows two pairs, jacks and sixs(A J).

      Hero wins with two pairs, jacks and sixs(A J).


      Just started playing on Full Tilt (clearing the $50 starting capital) but I already have some experience on PokerStars, where I've played for the last year.

      Of course I know that TPTK isn't such a great hand. However, on FTP micro-limits I see a lot of aggressive play with less than 2-pair, sometimes with any pair really.

      So the question is, how can you play correctly when your opponnents overplay their hands like this?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      It's not that hard. If you think a lot of people or that villain in particular play worse Jx hands like that on the flop than just raise bigger to 3x, to get more money in while you're ahead of his { Jx, 54, 98, 66-77, 88-TT } range and pretty much go broke on any turn.

      Only have to convince yourself somehow that if he shows you a set it's a cooler.


      Hope it helps.