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    Hi, As in zoom we play a lot of unknowns and I was not very sure if I need to fold my TP decent kicker. My basic plan was to fire flop,turn maybe even river but due to the min raise on the flop OOP I played it passive the rest of the hand. Really had zero reads as this was first hand against that villain. His raise and bet size made me think he's building a pot so should I fold on the turn? Ferdy
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    Hi ferdy,

    I haven't played a lot of zoom, but I found that nitty set-miners proliferate at the lowest stakes. You flopped top pair, good kicker on a super dry board. There are no draws apart from gutshot wheel draws, and I would think that 99% of zoom players are fast-folding 54/52/42 pre flop.
    When you get raised here, 99 and 33 have you in terrible shape. Does AJ or AT raise you here? I don't think so.
    Since villain can't have a strong draw, I'm mucking on the flop, even though it's not much more than a minraise, because he's repping a made hand that beats AQ. You have no draw yourself and are in terrible shape against AA/99/33/A9/A3/AK. You'd need a very good read to hero call 3 streets here, praying villain has a worse ace or is someone that raises and barrels with air. If you knew this guy bluffs often, then grit your teeth and call down, but I'm mucking here.

    EDIT: If you call the flop, then I think you definitely have to check-fold the turn, because AJ just got there. You're now only beating AT, and I really don't think villain will keep firing with that hands unless it's specifically ATdd that picked up the NFD to go with top pair.

    Hope this helps.
    Cheers, Arty
    Last edited by ArtySmokesPS; Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:50 AM. Reason: addition.
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      Thanks Arty.
      Idd not a great play but did not know what to expect. nity reg, sloppy lag
      In the end he showed

      *** SHOW DOWN ***
      Zeemaz: shows [7d 7h] (a pair of Sevens)
      ferdyr77: shows [Ac Qs] (a pair of Aces)
      ferdyr77 collected $19.05 from pot
      *** SUMMARY ***
      Total pot $19.95 | Rake $0.90
      Board [9c 3d Ah Jd 8h]
      Last edited by ferdyr77; Fri Mar 15, 2013, 09:45 PM.
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