Flopped Top Two Pair - What would you have done?
by originalted | Published Apr 20, 2014
Hey All, I've been playing poker recreationally for about ten years and i can hold my own. But recently i've decided to get serious on nights and weekends. I'm reading everything i can, tracking my play and generally attempting to educate my poker universe. Most recently i was playing the following and one hand stood out as troubling so here we go:
NL SNG 9 Players (triple up) $3.30 buy-in and top 3 get $9.00 each.
Seat 6 UTG folds
Seat 7 $800 limps $30
Seat 8 $2500 limps $30
Seat 9 folds
ME Q9clubs Seat 1 $1500 limps $30
Seat 2 $2169 limps $30
Seat 3 Dealer $1465 limps $30
Seat 4 SB $1200 completes $15
Seat 5 BB $1300 limps $30
FLOP 9 Q 6, heart, spade, spade.....I have Top Two Pair
Seat 4 SB checks
Seat 5 BB bets out $90
Seat 7 calls $90
Seat 8 raise $180
ME Seat 1........fold, will explain later
Seat 2 fold
Seat 3 fold
seat 4 fold
Seat 5 completes to $180
Seat 7 completes to $180
Pot is growing, but i'm out so i'm just going to run this out
Turn Ace of something red (not spade)
Couple people bet
River 3 of something red (not spade)
I think Seat 5 was all in for about $800 and
Seat 7 called with remaining $200 and
Seat 8 folded really late
Seat 5 lost with like an K9 off suit and
Seat 7 won with Q5 off suit
*Here's my thought when i folded. I thought i was up against either trips 6 or trips 9 as there were lots of limpers. I also was sure i was up against a spade draw. I had what i thought was a great Top Two Pair, and if i also had a flush draw i would have stayed. Turns out i had over estimated my opponents in this micro stakes SNG. Seat 5 loved his second pair King kicker and Seat 7 loved his top pair no kicker (maybe both were bluffing early). I'm certain Seat 8 was the spade draw and just stayed in too long.
Long story short.....i probably should have come over the top on the flop Seat 8 raise and then may have be up against only a weak Q and a flush draw that didn't make and i would have won a nice early pot.
What would you have done?!
Thanks for reading!