pacman8888, on 09 June 2012 - 08:17 AM, said:
Against decent online player, I'd fold because they pretty much know my range and I can tell the FD+2 overs are the bottom range of their jam 45bbs in a dry pot. I actually folded 77 here but I'd snap call with 99+ especially when I don't have heart. Still, I should have called.
From what I have seen Nam plays tight-aggressive so he probably wouldn't do this without a pretty good draw holding or made hand. Against 2 over-hearts, this is dead even. I can see him shoving an 8 here as well (8-9ish), trying to induce you to draw to hearts. Lots of pros play to win and want to chip up by winning flips or go broke and move on to the next tournament or play cash. Do you have this option? Pros know this may be your only rodeo and apply the pressure as such ... even though you wouldn't have gone broke, it was 50% of your stack.I agree if you have 99 or better it could take some more consideration ... what are you drawing to if he has an 8 and you have the under-pair? Not much. Still pretty slim with an over-pair, but better. I think in this type of spot (against over-pair or heart draw) I would call much more often if I had trips or a set rather than 2-pair since I have more help in the deck. You do have the 7h, and I do look at that sometimes as well ... although in this hand you would NOT want it so it could hit the board had the hand played out a little slower.I lean more towards the fold, but if you felt like you were having a good day and the level wasn't going to change that soon then a call would be nothing to fret over either. Nam is the pro, he is supposed to get you to call here, right? He is the one who looks bad turning over Ah2x if he read you wrong ... I just don't see you more than 60% to win against anything he does this with unless he just wants to chip up or go home. It comes down to what type of player you are and how fast you think you can recover at this particular table ... being 6-handed, it could be rather quickly if you want to press the issue yourself. Good Luck