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Essentially I had a hand today with me in the bb, with 84s. 5 limpers and I check
Essentially I had a hand today with me in the bb, with 84s. 5 limpers and I check through to the flop. It comes 877 rainbow and I have top pair low kicker. First to act, I check. Then we get a min raise with 2 callers and one fold. Action on me.
What's the play here? Even with top pair I folded here with my reasoning being that (ignoring backdoor straight) I have little chance of improving, especially against 3 opponents.
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I think folding to a raise was fine but I don't know what the stack and pot sizes were. It was very possible you wouldn't have top pair after the turn, and with 3 other players and a pair on the board it seems risky to call. The best you could hope for on the turn would be an 8 but there are only two of those left, and even if you had a gutshot after the turn you still might not get the right pot odds.
23rd March 2018, 10:48 PM
Good fold, even if you have the best hand on the flop which isn't very likely, there aren't many good turn cards for your hand.