Limit Hold'em: Hand Analysis (6)

In this article of our series of example hands in limit hold'em, the hand is divided into four parts and every part is described precisely.

We're holding a high pair again, but this time we hit a difficult flop.

We have :Jh:Js in early position. With this strong hand we raise and are called by two opponents: one in middle position, and by the big blind.

                                    Hero raises.

                                    Villain 6 calls.

                                    Villain 1 calls. 

Flop :Td:Qd:6s

A good flop for our hand. There is an overcard with the (:Qd), but a :Kx or an :Ax would have been considerably worse. We should definitely make a continuation bet here. It only has to be successful in a few cases in order to be profitable.


                         Villain 1 checks.
                         Hero bets.
                         Villain 6 folds.
                         Villain 1 calls.

Turn :Td:Qd:6s:5s

                         Villain 1 bets.

Our opponent now bets into us. Since the turn probably didn't improve his hand he is trying to represent a :Qx. Our hand, however, is strong enough so we shouldn't fold here. We thus have the choice of...