re: Poker & Top Pair Top Kicker Vs Set; Lost The Min?
Originally Posted by ColdDeckCity
Could i played the hand differently, a way to cut down on my losses or something?
I don't think so. In poker you should think in ranges
of hands as opposed to single
hands. Don't look at this hand and start playing TPTK passively because of it. You easily could have been up against draws, smaller pocket pairs, worse aces, floats...
As a side note, I think another option is to take a bet-check-bet line since I think most of your opponent's range is middle pairs that won't necessarily call that turn bet, but may call a smallish river bet thinking you're making a weird bluff.