Being reraised when you have top pair/kicker



Mar 14, 2007
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pokerstars Game #13660514607: Tournament #69173036, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2007/12/05 - 02:18:43 (ET)
Table '69173036 149' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: posseven (1490 in chips)
Seat 2: Vinter (1470 in chips)
Seat 3: Virvvv (1590 in chips)
Seat 4: ThaSmuggla (1470 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 5: junior976 (1470 in chips)
Seat 6: wak61 (1470 in chips)
Seat 7: LivnTooLarge (1410 in chips)
Seat 8: ishkibibble (1600 in chips)
Seat 9: rulja22 (1510 in chips)
ishkibibble: posts small blind 10
rulja22: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Virvvv [Ks Ac]
ThaSmuggla has returned
posseven: calls 20
Vinter: folds
Virvvv: raises 40 to 60
ThaSmuggla: folds
junior976: folds
wak61: folds
LivnTooLarge: folds
ishkibibble: calls 50
rulja22: calls 40
posseven: calls 40
*** FLOP *** [Ah 6c 5d]
ishkibibble: checks
rulja22: checks
posseven: checks
Virvvv: bets 180
ishkibibble: folds
rulja22: folds
posseven: raises 1250 to 1430 and is all-in
Virvvv: calls 1250
*** TURN *** [Ah 6c 5d] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [Ah 6c 5d 4h] [2s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
posseven: shows [5h As] (two pair, Aces and Fives)
Virvvv: shows [Ks Ac] (a pair of Aces)
posseven collected 3100 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3100 | Rake 0
Board [Ah 6c 5d 4h 2s]
Seat 1: posseven showed [5h As] and won (3100) with two pair, Aces and Fives
Seat 2: Vinter folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: Virvvv showed [Ks Ac] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 4: ThaSmuggla folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: junior976 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: wak61 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: LivnTooLarge (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: ishkibibble (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 9: rulja22 (big blind) folded on the Flop

This is one of my first posts here, I used to post a little bit back when I wasn't as serious about poker. Okay so did I make the right call? What would you have done in that situation? Thanks for your help


Mar 14, 2007
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Also note that this was one of the first hands in the tournament and I wasn't low on chips.


Rock Star
May 4, 2006
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Well, okay.. you had one limper before you and you raised to 3xBB, that's pretty weak. It only costs the limper 2xBB to call your raise. Although it was a bad play on his part to play Ace-rag out of position, it's a $5 tourney so it's not unheard of.

Secondly, you weren't re-raised you were raised, and calling an HUGE all-in raise with TPTK is a really bad move with weak preflop action. TPTK goes down in value the more players there are in the hand.

So, in short.. if you'd made a more powerful raise preflop you probably wouldn't be in this position. But with weak preflop action, the range of hands you can be up against is big. I still think his preflop call with A5o is bad, I could see A5s. But yeah, I would've bailed this hand on the re-raise.. pretty hard to stick with TPTK with a huge raise like that.


Nov 7, 2007
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It is early with no reads, I fold to the all in. The Ace is nice but not that nice.


Aug 27, 2007
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no need to risk your stack this early with just top pair

note: leave out results for better analysis...maybe leaving everything up until he pushes, then delete everything else and throw some question marks next to your username....

then after some in depth analysis, post the results.



Cardschat Elite
May 13, 2006
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I'd fold this for a couple of reasons. First off, nobody at this level check raises all in on a bluff. Secondly, the risk vs reward is just too high. You can't win the SNG on the first hand but you sure can lose it.

I'd call this for one reason only. The play on the $5 SNG's is usually terrible (specially early on), with some people over playing top pair like it was the mortal nuts no matter what kicker they have. I actually saw someone once that got knocked out early on a play like this when they had top pair and a 5 kicker who then couldn't understand why they lost.

All things considered, it's the check raise that makes me fold here.


Rock Star
Sep 29, 2007
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i would ditch my A/k in this spot its early on and players are try too get a big stack going with the all in I know he flopped 2 pair or the str8