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Trouble With Top Pair

by Tony Dunst |  Published: Jul 24, 2009


Recently, I’ve done several Card Player Pro member review videos, helping our users by critiquing their play in big online tournaments. In this column, I’m going to break down what I believe was one of the more challenging spots from the tournament review of Card Player Pro member Younggun_AK. I’ll break it down street by street. The action starts with the player under the gun (UTG) raising to 600. Everyone folds to Younggun_AK in the hijack position, and he calls with the A Q; the rest of the players fold. The preflop call is close, in my opinion. If UTG is an aggressive player, the call seems standard, but against a more tight player, I prefer a fold. I would always call with A-Q suited here, but offsuit is borderline. However, flatting [flat-calling] here is never a major leak. The flop is the A J 8, giving Younggun top pair ...

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