[NL2-NL10] NL 1/2 Flopped trips

    • McHallow
      McHallow
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.11.2010 Posts: 39
      Lovely, my first hand of the day, literally first dealt.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 Pot-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Known players:
      BU:
      $1.79
      SB (Hero):
      $2.00
      BB:
      $1.90
      UTG2:
      $2.01
      MP1:
      $2.43
      MP2:
      $1.42
      MP3:
      $0.76
      CO:
      $1.40

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 3, 3.
      CO posts deadblind, 2 folds, MP2 raises to $0.04, MP3 folds, CO calls $0.02, BU folds, Hero calls $0.03, BB calls $0.02.

      Flop: ($0.16) J, 7, 3 (4 players)
      Hero bets $0.12, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.12, CO calls $0.12.

      Turn: ($0.52) 9 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.35, MP2 calls $0.35, CO folds.

      River: ($1.22) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 bets $0.91, Hero calls $0.91.

      Final Pot: $3.04.

      Results follow:

      MP2 shows a straight flush, queen high(8h Qh).

      Hero shows three of a kind, threes(3c 3h).

      MP2 wins with a straight flush, queen high(8h Qh).

      I know I shouldn't have called that river but I just couldn't bear to think my trips would be cracked on the river on my first damn hand let alone by a straight flush.

      Should I have bet higher in order to force him out of the pot? he always left it to the last second so I think he might have folded if I'd bet just a little higher.
  • 2 replies
    • YourDoom
      YourDoom
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.08.2010 Posts: 878
      Calling river is ok - there were only gutshots possible on flop and he can bet with anything.

      Crazy fishes calling with air will pay You back with huge interests - just variance.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello McHallow,

      Sometimes even against aggressive opponents you can sometimes Check/Raise the flop or either turn, with just betting yourself you ain't always get the whole stack, unless they hit hard. As played it's hard to lay it down on river, since I see them also doing such bets with 2pair type of hands also, sometimes even with just one pair. Unless I know the opponent, I am not laying it down. True that we hardly see him betting that big on such board with only 2pair sometimes but that comes from the reads and stats but what we don't have at that moment.

      Best regards.