Originally Posted by elitenuts
So many times recently with a large overpair or top 2 I have been crushed by sets being slow played. What is the best defense?
Looking at this the wrong way IMO, considering a defense, sounds like playing scared and I do not think this is a good choice. With Top pair or 2 pair you just cannot blindly bomb away or you will definitely lose the max on these hands. you received some good advice from some guys ahead of me. be aware of the players at the table, are they usually passive?? aggressive?? Preflop action can sometimes give info on players with small pocket pairs, this is different depending what stakes you are playing, so i won't try to give specific details. sometimes a check-raise on the turn, when it seems like it was a brick or semi-brick?? Just begin to pay attention is the best advice