This is a discussion on Top two pair vs. set within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Toward the beginning of the tournament I get dealt A-10 off and everyone seems to be playing tight. So, I raise 3.5x and get a
Toward the beginning of the tournament I get dealt A-10 off and everyone seems to be playing tight. So, I raise 3.5x and get a call from the big blind. Flop A, 10, 4 with 2 spades, and I v-bet and get a call. Turn comes out something pointless so I bet the pot and he raises.
So, I'm guessing I should have bet harder on the flop? Would BB be right to call a raise with 4's when he's going to be out of position?
Whats the amount of your value bet in terms of the pot?
44 is a little ahead vs AK - 55% vs 45%. About even if AKs.
Thats why pot odds, card odds, pot equity etc comes in on that situation above.
April 27th, 2014, 3:49 AM
Poker at: bovada
It was about 1/3 of the pot. The percentages made sense preflop, but I didn't expect him to have flopped a set. I figured I had him beat, or he might be on a draw, so I figured I'd egg him on and then shut him down on the turn.
April 27th, 2014, 5:04 AM
Online Poker at: Bovada
re: Poker & Top two pair vs. set
I've noticed my two pair hands tend to lose to a set almost every time.
I would like to think I would conclude he had "trips" on the turn raise, but I'm not that smart. I'm better than I used to be, but I still get stung a lot in the scenario you just described.
April 27th, 2014, 4:59 PM
Poker at: PokerStars
Game: No Limit
it would be important to know what that turn card was to understand his raise a little better, we don't necessarily have to give him credit for a set just because he raised the turn, he could have hit a smaller two pair, or he's just deciding to increase the value of the pot with AQ+ thinking he has the best hand, i think i would call him down and if he had the set then it's a cooler, you don't include the bet sizing of the hand which would also help people to give better analysis and understand the hand better which would in turn lead to a more in depth analysis