This time Little told what risks can be in too aggressive top-pars.
Recently I came across cache games with Blinds $ 2/5, which very clearly demonstrates a critical mistake that make a lot of pointers.
So, a tait-passive player with a stack $ 500 makes a rail $ 15 from the average position. Our hero makes a count on Button with red k-j. Have nothing against a circle. Compare adequate size rate with vagrant maps of one suit almost always a good solution. They have a strong postflop potential because sometimes catch flash. But if the hero had k-j of different suit he should either throw them or make a raise about $ 45.
One way or another, on the flop came K-8-5 all different suites. The first player puts $ 30 in the bank 37 and our hero with the top para decides to raise up to $ 100. Definitely the right solution here was count. The only bad one for a hero card on Torne is a ace, so it makes no sense to defend yourself. Raise here is a bad solution also because most of the hands that the hero beats the opponent will throw away. If he makes the count then leave these weaker hands in the draw.
However, in this particular case, the opponent answered Ol-In Hero in a total of $ 485. After that his spectrum became almost obvious. I would be very surprised if I saw something except k-k, 8-8, 5-5, ah or a-k. Our hero however made a kol (another horrible mistake) and lost Sota wax.
The right line for the hero in this distribution would be to make the call on the flop and the thrins, and then throw it at the third rate from the opponent. He would, of course, lose money but thus minimized his own losses. Instead of $ 485 lost only 105.
When you get into the top pair with not very strong kicker then must carefully control the size of the bank. Such hands will often win you small jars, however, when in the center of the table is a lot of money you are probably far behind.