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  • 2NL Top pair fails

    Had a terrible session which lasted only 20 minutes before I had dropped an entire stack across the four tables I was playing, thought I'd throw up the biggest losers (basically the only losers that contributed to the loss!) and see if I'm playing -ev or just got unlucky. In this hand, the min-raise concerns me but could also be a draw, so I call. Turn only a few draws come in, river several do. Should I have folded top pair middle kicker earlier? No stats on villain.
    Last edited by Jameisus; Wed Feb 05, 2014, 11:20 AM.

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    Hi Jame,

    Fold KTo from MP to an UTG limper with no reads, or raise to .08c-.10c to encourage isolation. Really folding is ok, as the villain can be limping better hands including the ones that dominate us, AT, KJ, KQ, and with no read we don't know how wide he actually is here. Additionally, our raise to .06c may encourage calls behind us, and the last thing we want is to be playing KT0o in a multi-way raised pot.

    Fold immediately to the check-raise imo, too many better hands in his range here to click back c/r... KQ/KJ/K9/99/33, can't rule out AK with no read. While we can't rule out draws, they have a fair bit of equity vs. our hand anyway, and a limp/call pre (a passive action) doesn't encourage us to believe he would necessarily play a draw aggressively.
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