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Trouble With Top Pair

by Tony Dunst |  Published: Jul 24, 2009

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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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