I would not have pushed all in on the turn. After all, all I had was top pair and the openended straight possibility would have scared me (opponent needs 69 or 64 to complete the straight with still another card to be drawn!). Perhaps i would not be so scared of that open-ended straight possibility if I was going against someone other than the BB but since in your case it was the BB, I would have considered the fact that he could pretty much have hit something higher than my top pair.
What I would have done is perhaps bet bigger on the flop. Why bet bigger on the flop? because I got top pair and I am going against a single player who happens to be the big blind. In general, many BB players will just go along for the ride with bets from the dealer for two reasons: 1. to let the table know he/she will not be pushed around (the button is a standard stealing position especially if all players earlier than the button have folded). 2. sometimes the BB feels like he is already invested a minbet so what is it really costing him to make it two or three more minbets? So in his view, the price is good for him to see the flop.
So when the dealer is going against the BB with Ax, he or she can be pretty confident that his/her pair of aces is probably good. However, the goal should be to end the round ASAP by betting big on the flop because otherwise you give your opponent the opportunity to draw out on you. So being super aggressive on the flop here would have saved you in this case. Of course, the BB could have had Ax with x higher than yours and you would have been screwed but the chances of that happening are pretty low since you went in with large x.
The all in on the turn seems to have come a bit to late, IMHO.
Originally Posted by limakpl
Early stage of a freeroll tournament.
Loose opponents and loose table.
Hero 455; button with
Villain (loose) 955; BB
Everyone folds I raise to 3 bb to 90 preflop
Sb folds , BB villain calls
Villain checks ,
I bet 1/2 pot 97
I go all in 268
Villain calls with
Was my hand played incorrectly at any street?
I often find myself in simillar situations or when my opponens improve to two small pairs on the turn. I start to be afraid to bet for value top pairs with decent kickers. At this stage with very loose opponents I find it hard to assign their ranges and I just play my cards. His play was of course EV-. Any solution ?