View Full Version : I don't know how to play this

07-15-2005, 04:08 PM
General question:

When you hit top pair, but flop shows /images/graemlins/diamond.gif /images/graemlins/diamond.gif /images/graemlins/diamond.gif, for instance, and you dont hold a /images/graemlins/diamond.gif and are first to act, what's the line:

a) Heads-up?
b) Against 2+ opponents?

I struggle with this mostly against 2+ opponents, if I bet to shutout a four flush there might be a made flush already and my bet screams "I have no flush"...if check then I give the free card and get no value from my top pair.


07-15-2005, 04:11 PM
depends on situation, but i'd tend to just check/fold top pair, cause top pair isn't a strong hand, at least in multi-way pot

but was the pot raised pf? how many callers, limpers, raisers, etc?

in general i don't think it's worth the risk

07-15-2005, 04:18 PM
a family pot I am gone for sure, no brainer.

When it's HU or 2, limpers or not, math shows the flush isn't too likely to get scared off a bet...I just wince everytime.

When you say it depends on the situation, take HU for example, what situations do you check, what situations do you bet? Is your bet size affected vs a rainbow? Maybe 1/2 instead of 2/3 - 1?

07-15-2005, 04:22 PM
Depending on your kicker and position, I lead out both times, and shut down from there.

07-15-2005, 04:42 PM
Depending on your ... position

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Im first to act. same line?