[NL20-NL50] NL10 top pair against a halfstack

    • hov100
      hov100
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      Joined: 24.03.2009 Posts: 56
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):
      $15.13
      SB:
      $4.06
      BB:
      $10.63
      CO:
      $11.39


      Preflop: Hero is BU with J, K.
      CO folds, Hero raises to $0.40, SB calls $0.35, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.9) T, 8, K (2 players)
      SB bets $0.43, Hero ?

      SB played only one round so far, seemed tight

      Do I go broke on this flop? Do I call him down or call one street?
      What is the best play here? I'm not really sure if I play right against halftacks.

      For example I almost always go broke with TPTK against halfstacks. Is that correct?
  • 5 replies
    • Gabinr1
      Gabinr1
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      Joined: 05.04.2009 Posts: 7,755
      I would raise flop for protection & fold if he 3bets. He could just want to see a cheap turn.

      If he calls Flop, and checks non heart Turn, bet/fold again. If a heart Turn comes and he donks, fold. If he checks, bet/fold, chb River.
    • hov100
      hov100
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      Joined: 24.03.2009 Posts: 56
      So i'm not commited if i bet/raise?
    • TetraQuark
      TetraQuark
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      Joined: 21.05.2008 Posts: 1,520
      HI!

      Basically if you reraise potsize which you should against a fish(judging by stack size), he has round 2$ left on turn in a pot of round 4$ and I am going broke on any turn card. These type of players bet on every T every K and also fd maybe if he`s agressive enough. Not a spot where you should complicate things to much. You can also go for a call down, but if turn is low non :heart: card u call again on turn and than u are again commited on river.
    • Gabinr1
      Gabinr1
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      Joined: 05.04.2009 Posts: 7,755
      My bad :D didn't see that he was midstack.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      against midstack raise to 1,2$ and call shove
      you´re ahead of his leading range