I'm using Poker Academy Pro 2.5 to spice my game a bit (I'm always playing 6-max). I have a consistent problem with top-pair hands; while I can leave them if I sense much resistance, I don't know what is the optimal gameplay with these cards and I'm afraid I'm throwing value here and there. Consider the following game: (and please excuse the real names, but application does not have any Hero replacements or graphics for suite/ranks).
Short version is; I've got AKs on the BB and there are 3 limpers (loose bots) and I raised 3+3 BB to $0.60. I C-Bet the flop and got a call. Then I checked the Turn for pot-control which is a move I like especially when I have vulnerable hands like top-pair and the turn board cards seems suspicious. But my opponent went all-in and I just folded. Most of the times I'm losing the hand but I don't know if this play is EV+. Short term is sure is! My question is:
When do you think is enough to leave top-pair hand or even 2-pair bet-wise, talking about 6-max cash game ? I know it's kind of what's opponent likes to play but what a general theory might be? How much to risk for a top-pair on Turn after a pot-control and bet for an answer?
Note I'm quite aware of pot-odds; I know I have about 10% to improve my hand (5 outs to 2-pair or set). Still, I need to take into account my top-pair strength as well and poker-stove would indeed give me an equity (which would be a winning one); still, I'm going to lose my money a lot of times; Is the answer a correct bankroll in this situation and I need to gamble all of the time with a top-pair?
Poker Academy Pro #4,424 No Limit Texas Holdem ($0.05/$0.1 NL) Table Short-Handed Random March 25, 2014 - 04:09:19 (GMT) 1} burzummewtwo (HERO) $12.10 As Ks 3) Jack Pott $6.29 9h Ac 5) Odin $14.20 Jd 5s 7) Amanda $7.96 8c 8d 9) Phil Tilte * $10.80 6s 2s 10) Sergio $18.65 5c 7h Sergio posts small blind $0.05 burzummewtwo posts big blind $0.10 Jack Pott calls $0.10 Odin folds Amanda calls $0.10 Phil Tilte folds Sergio calls $0.05 burzummewtwo bets $0.60 Jack Pott calls $0.60 Amanda folds Sergio folds FLOP: 2h 9d Kc burzummewtwo bets $0.80 Jack Pott calls $0.80 TURN: 2h 9d Kc Tc burzummewtwo checks Jack Pott bets $4.79 (all-in) burzummewtwo folds Jack Pott wins $3.20 uncontested