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10nl FR, free play in BB

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  • 10nl FR, free play in BB

    spots like this coming up quite often and i dont know what to do. first hand on the table and i got a free play in BB. flop gives me top pair bad kicker. what now? lead out before board gets uglier or check call at least one street?

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    Hi Espada,

    With the board being wet I would generally lead out here, there's little reason to think we don't have the best hand heads up. If it was a multi-way limped pot I'd be good with checking and re-evaluating... like if it's 5 way action and we check, the first limper bets and gets raised, easy fold. Or if it checks to the button and he bets, easier to continue.

    As played I would call at least once, sure he can have us beat but he'd also likely bet a J for value and protection, and quite possibly bet anything since it's heads up, we have a random hand which has mostly missed, and have checked to him. When I'm in his shoes I bet a very high % of the time. (To be clear I am only in his shoes when in the BB and it's folded to the SB who limps, and I check my option... I don't open limp from villains position here).
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