[NL2-NL10] NL5 AJ Top Pair

    • alister15
      Joined: 09.04.2009 Posts: 123
      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 787982
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      MP1: $6.38
      MP2: $4.30
      CO: $3.88
      BTN: $5.51
      SB: $6.30
      BB: $5.00
      Hero (UTG): $6.67
      UTG+1: $4.79

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is UTG with A :heart: J :heart:
      Hero raises to $0.20, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.20, CO calls $0.20, 2 folds, BB calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.82) 6 :spade: J :club: 9 :spade: (4 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.55, MP2 calls $0.55, CO calls $0.55, BB folds

      Turn: ($2.47) 2 :diamond: (3 players)
      Hero bets $2, MP2 calls $2, CO folds

      River: ($6.47) A :club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2, MP2 folds

      Should i fold this preflop?
      After getting called in 2 spots on the flop am i check folding the turn or 2nd barreling to defend against the flush?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Perfectly fine to open this preflop, it make good top pairs that you can valuebet relentlessly and it also make nutted straights/flushes, it's criminal to fold it unless people behind you are just huge pains in the ass.

      As played bet more on that drawy flop for value, and once people just call instead of raising you they'll usually have draws/worse pairs a lot more often than slowplayed two pairs / sets that beat you, so we're happily barreling the turn for value again.

      On the river I'm shoving as well, since I don't know that he'll bluff even if he has a busted draw, so I'd rather bank the money when he's committed with than have him check back.

      Hope it helps.