Flop leader leads board pairing turn in multiway pot.

    • Meemawuk
      Meemawuk
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      Joined: 27.05.2009 Posts: 758
      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.90 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with K:club: , T:club: . MP3 posts a blind of $0.10.
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, Hero calls $0.10, MP3 checks, CO folds, BU calls $0.10, SB folds, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.55) K:spade: , 9:diamond: , 5:diamond: (5 players)
      BB bets $0.27, MP1 folds, Hero calls $0.27, MP3 folds, BU calls $0.27.

      Turn: ($1.36) 9:heart: (3 players)
      BB bets $0.4, Hero folds, BU calls $0.40.

      River: ($2.16) 3:spade: (2 players)
      BB raises $1.76 (All-In), BU folds.

      Final Pot: $3.92

      Not a hand evaluation as such (don't limp KTs in MP obviously), but I see the sort of play quite a lot. Guys leading the flop in multiway limped pots for 1/2 pot, then the board pairs and they lead again but for only 1/3 this time. It looks like such an obviously block bet that I end up thinking thinking, would you really bet so small here inviting a raise if you weren't strong? But at the same time, would you lead middle pair from the BB on that flop in this spot either? Just interested to see what people think about this sort of play generally.
  • 3 replies
    • Alficor1
      Alficor1
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      Joined: 16.06.2010 Posts: 7,291
      Id def raise preflop. I like to take leads in hands and i dont really like multiway pots.
      When you limp and the big blind leads, you have no idea what he has. He can have complete air, he can easily have K5, K9 or 95, set, random flush draw or straight draw.

      I know its probably not what you want to hear, but i just felt like saying it anyway. :D
    • Meemawuk
      Meemawuk
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      Joined: 27.05.2009 Posts: 758
      Yeah as I said, its not supposed to be a hand review. Its just a situational thing. I see a lot of guys who lead a flop also leading the turn with a weak looking bet when the board pairs. Just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on what this would generally mean.
    • Alficor1
      Alficor1
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      Joined: 16.06.2010 Posts: 7,291
      From my experience, villains usually have some mediocre holdings in this spot, which on this flop would be something like 88-33 or even draw. I'd never fold a tp in this spot against such stack. Ofc sometimes they showdown a really big hand, but mostly its some middle pair or stone bluff.

      Hope it helps. :)