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AA vs 9J on a 8 8 10 rainbow flop

  • jrporras (panama)

I played this hand a few days ago and weirded me out. I was holding AA on the small blind - raised to 3 1/2 BB(1/$3 table), BB calls my raise - at the time this is a 6 player table 3 1/2 raise was common. Flop comes 8 8 10, rainbow. I considered this a dry board with a top pair, so followed one pair betting line of CB(half pot, opponent called. Next card is a Q(again color not a factor). Following my 1-pair betting line I continued with another bet of half pot, opponent called(obviously - made straight). 4 comes on the river(color not a factor).. I check as per rules. Opponent bets $30(on a $80 pot) - I reviewed the board again and discounted the possibility of him having 9J given the board was dry on the flop(i just thought it would be unlikely) and I called his bet.

So I guess I got weirded out by the 8 8 10 flop, because of the paired board i just didn't pay much attention to the Q giving the other player a hit draw. So made the mistake of calling the river(this player is a lose player as well which also may have clouded my judgement).

How are paired board with connectors treated? same as any other coordinated board even if they come out rainbow?


thanks

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