Top Two Pair again......I busted out two hands later
by originalted | Published Apr 21, 2014
I think i played this one correctly.....
NL SNG TRIPLE-UP $3.30 BUYIN
UTG+1 ($1500) CALLS $20
ME 9J HEARTS ($1470) CALLS $20
BB ($3070) CHECKS
FLOP 5 8 7, SPD SPD DMND.....is there a straight out there?
ME 9J hearts BETS $35 (HALF POT)
UTG+1 CALLS $35
TURN 9 CLUBS (5s 8s 7d 9c)....top pair decent kicker, worried about straight
ME 9J hearts bets $70
UTG+1 calls $70
RIVER J DIAMONDS (5s 8s 7d 9c Jd).....top two pair again!, very worried about a straight
ME - TOP TWO PAIR....CHECKS......i really hope he doesn't bet here....i'll have to fold
UTG+1 QJ spades = JJQ98, one pair
ME J9 hearts = JJ998, two pair, winner $280
Normally i would have bet the river but i was so scared of that straight many ways that i backed off and it turned out ok. At this micro level i guess the check is right but at higher level a good player may have come over the top on me had i shown any reservations about that straight on the flop or later cards, and had he this early in the tournament, i would have had to have folded.
Two hands later i got all in with KQ and two Qs on the board and lost to a slow playing AQ, oh well....i got it all in when i thought i had the best of it......damn, i love poker!
Thanks for reading!