2-Pair vs a Turn All-In, what do you do here?

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DECISION POINT:
In a live $1-2 game, you raise from early position with A♦K♠ and the Hijack, SB, and BB call. You bet the K♣J♥3♣ flop and only Hijack calls. Heads-up on the 3♦ Turn, you bet and Villain goes all-in. Action is on you, what do you do here?

PRO ANSWER: The Stack to Pot Ratio (SPR) is a key factor in this hand. Since there is only a little more than 3x the pot left in the average effective stack on the flop, our hand can be considered reasonably strong, in spite of having multiple opponents.

As played, we should call off the remaining chips on the turn unless we have some other compelling opponent information. Our hand is pretty high up in our range, so folding as a default in a spot like this will be very exploitable.

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Typically we should bet around $100 or more up to a shove on the turn, although the smaller bet size can have its place, especially against opponents that might bluff raise on the smaller sizing. We should not generally bet small then fold to a shove, as we may have induced that action from worse hands.

Calling the all-in is the best play.

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