[NL2-NL10] Set of aces flop.

    • Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 366
      Hello, I am wondering if I should've been more cautious on the flush draw flop with this hand. I'm new and playing SSS at the .05/.1 limit.

      Hand is as follows.


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $5.27
      MP3:
      $1.75
      CO:
      $1.32
      BU:
      $6.28
      SB:
      $1.95
      BB:
      $1.71
      UTG1:
      $1.85
      UTG2 (Hero):
      $2.15
      MP1:
      $2.19


      Preflop: Hero is UTG2 with A, A.
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 6 folds, BB calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.85) 6, T, A (2 players)
      BB bets $1.31, Hero calls $1.31.

      Turn: ($3.47) K (2 players)


      River: ($3.47) J (2 players)


      Final Pot: $3.47.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, aces(A A).
      BB shows a flush, ace high(7 Q).

      BB wins with a flush, ace high(7 Q).


      The guy immediately went all in and with what I thought was a made hand I did my best hellmuth impression, said "I call," stood up, and watch as my pocket aces gets devoured. I then went on tilt like hellmuth and marveled at the guy calling a raise with Q7 Unsuited, yelled at him through the computer about being a terrible player, and quit every table I was at.
      Should I have been more cautious with this hand?

      Thanks a lot.
  • 3 replies
    • thazar
      thazar
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.09.2009 Posts: 6,560
      Do you suggest folding the nuts?
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      Hey Jimanyjerk,

      Welcome to the SSS forum and congratulations on the very first post!

      You played this hand correct! Nice hand!

      What's nicer than holding the nuts on the flop and the guy before you goes all-in! :f_biggrin: There's absolutely nothing you can do, but to put your money in as favorite, however this is poker and even the best hand on the flop can be sucked out by the river, but that's just the nature of the game. It's up to you though that you keep your head cool and keep making the correct plays.

      Regards,
      burek2000
    • Jimanyjerk
      Jimanyjerk
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.12.2010 Posts: 366
      Haha Thanks again.
      Looking forward to more help and hopefully down the road being more than this:
      :f_biggrin: