This is a discussion on $2 NLHE 6-max: Fold 77 top pair OOP? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Last night I played 1k hands with a tidy profit of $7.43.
Today I reviewed my hands and came across this one which is a little
Your opponent's bets are too aggressive. He's trying to build up a big pot. And regardless of whether the flush draw closes or not, we will see a big bet most likely on the river. He can be ahead of us all the way with the top pair or have a hand like AK diamonds and get his out on the river. Making a call will be even more difficult. Fold is a smart decision when you are not in the mood to create a big pot against an aggressive player.
If you plug this into a solver, you are probably supposed to still defend with 77 on the turn and then maybe fold it to a big river bet, unless you improve. However I dont mind, how you played it. He is opening UTG, so 88+ is definitely a significant chunk of his range, and these big bets tend to be skewed towards value / protection in the micros. The issue with continuing is, you are going to hate most river cards, and he is likely going to fire another big bet, which will be very difficult for you to call.
As played the hero is anticipating future events. The villain from UTG dominates us in blockers for this texture, possibly with 99+. In addition, everything seems to indicate that V will continue to shoot hard on the river, given the bet sizes that he elected OTF and OTT.
Sometimes people are amazed at the plays made in postflop, but they do not consider the dynamics that unfold in the hand and the most anticipated upcoming actions.