- Aug 10, 2007
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You can PROBABLY guess how it ended. But let me include my thought process.Full Tilt Poker - No Limit Hold'em Cash Game - $0.05/$0.10 Blinds - 4 Players - (LegoPoker Hand History Converter)
Hero (BB): $19.25
Preflop: Hero is dealt QA(4 Players)
UTG calls $0.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, UTG calls $0.30
Flop: ($0.85) A9K(2 Players)
Hero bets $0.50, UTG calls $0.50
Turn: ($1.85) A9K6(2 Players)
Hero bets $0.90, UTG raises to $1.80, Hero calls $0.90
River: ($5.45) A9K6T(2 Players)
Hero checks, UTG bets all-in for $3.40, Hero calls $3.40
Pot Size: $12.25 ($1 Rake)
When the flop came, I focused on the AK on the board, and decided he probably didn't have AK, because he had only called the BB preflop(at first). Is that an acceptable read on my part? He calls my bet, which could tell me he may be slowplaying a monster hand, or he's drawing out on the 2 spades on board.
The turn comes a blank, and I bet out again. He reraises... I should probably get away from the hand here, but I don't; hence the thread title, 'I like to go broke on single pairs.' He obviously isn't drawing out for a straight of a flush if he's reraised me, but I'm still focused on believing he doesn't have AK, because I believe he would have raised preflop instead of calling BB at first... so maybe he has the A and is just try to bluff a little or something. Of course this is a mistake anyway, because he could just as easily have A9 or K9 two-paired already... but yeah, I like to commit to pots on just single pairs.
The river is basically a blank--since he probably wasn't drawing out for a straight. My hand still hasn't improved, and I worry he has 2 pair, but I'm still hoping he is just bluffing, lol... if he made a value bet, anything other than all-in, I probably could have got away there at river(though I should have got away at turn when he reraised...).
But yeah, he did have AK, anyway... despite my read that he shouldn't have AK because he called BB, didn't raise at first. Not that it mattered, my range for him should have included A9 and K9--both that beat me, too--so I should have gotten away from the hand when he reraised me.
I'm finding this is another leak I have. If I'm early position and hit top pair, I'll lead out betting each street... and when they turn around and reraise me, instead of folding, I'm committed to the pot so I'll call that extra .90 bet. And when my hand doesn't improve by river and I'm sitting there on a single pair? Oh they raised me? I'll still call because I've already got half my chips into the pot... I'll need to try and avoid getting into big pots with only single pair... as long as I have single pairs, I should try to keep the pot as small as possible--less aggressive, but call to stay in the pot and see if my hand improves to a set or 2 pair. I notice I lose a lot of money betting out on just single pairs... just keep the pot small until I hit something better.