[NL2-NL10] Playing trips slowly

    • meridius
      Joined: 13.08.2008 Posts: 62
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8, A.
      CO folds, BU calls $0.10, Hero raises to $0.40, BB folds, BU calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.9) A, 2, Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.64, BU calls $0.64.

      Turn: ($2.18) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $1.20, Hero calls $1.20.

      River: ($4.58) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU raises to $5.04, Hero calls $5.04.

      Final Pot: $14.66.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, aces(8c Ac).
      BU shows a pair of aces(5d Td).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, aces(8c Ac).

      Preflop and flop are pretty standard, I guess. On the turn, I do not expect the villain to call any worse hand, thus c/c. Flushdraw seemed improbable after his call on rainbow flop. As the villain was very aggressive postflop, I decided to play c/c on river as well. Should I be more aggressive, or was my play against the postflop ultra-aggro opponent ok?
  • 1 reply
    • funktor
      Joined: 10.08.2008 Posts: 922
      Hi meridius!

      By letting hyper aggressive player betting in to you get good value.

      I might be little bit nervous of the river as very aggressive villain can as well bet guthosts aggressively. On the other hand you get most value of Ax hands that you beat.

      River is tough decision if bet or just call and hope to get bet.
      By betting reasonably small here you make Qx call you and this hands might check behind.

      So for hyper aggressive I am check/calling river, for medium-low aggressive/ passive players I am donking river smalish (like 1/3 POT) to get call from worse hands.