[NL20-NL50] NL 25 KJ trips vs check/raise

    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (9 handed) Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com (Format: FlopTurnRiver Cards)

      UTG ($23.25)
      UTG+1 ($25)
      MP1 ($24.50)
      MP2 ($10.45)
      MP3 ($32.10)
      CO ($7.65)
      Hero ($28.35)
      SB ($26.30)
      BB ($8.80)

      Preflop: Hero is Button with , .
      6 folds, Hero raises to $1, SB calls $0.90, 1 fold.

      Flop: ($2.25) , , (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.5, SB raises to $3, Hero calls $1.50.

      Turn: ($8.25) (2 players)
      SB bets $3.5, Hero calls $3.50.

      River: ($15.25) (2 players)
      SB bets $4.5, Hero calls $4.50.

      Final Pot: $24.25

      I doubt the effectiveness of re-raising flop. Three hands that beat me is AJ, J9 and 99. If I re-raise I have to call the shove. All the rest of the hands are probably way behind and have 2 or 3 outs to improve. (unless he hold straight draw). T wasn´t the best card, so I just called his turn bet and river was blank. If he bet again, then he probably had J or fullhouse. Didn´t want to play stacks just with trips.
  • 5 replies
    • Faye6891
      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      Well, call me Mr. Aggression but I'd reraise the flop. :D

      He could be getting fancy here with QT or T8, and he's got some outs with these hands, and I don't think they're so unlikely, since you open raised from the BTN, I believe villain's calling range gets a bit wider.

      Or he could be holding another Jack as well, as you pointed out, you only lose to AJ, J9 and 99. I'd play for stacks on the flop, hands like QJ and JT are gonna pay you off (OK, JT would suck out on you, but that's just bad luck), but since I believe his range is wider he could be holding weaker Jacks as well.

      He could even get fancy here and push with smaller PP because he won't believe you have a J or a 9, I've seen it happen a few times... not too often though.
    • whipflip15
      Joined: 25.11.2006 Posts: 284
      I say raise flop definitely. As played probably raise turn or river if not both.
    • nttflox
      Joined: 25.10.2007 Posts: 673
      I doubt the efectiveness of reraising flop too, but I would definetively raise turn since he bet so small and I don't believe the ten helped his hand.
    • aanty2000
      Joined: 22.10.2007 Posts: 484
      i would reraise flop here too ... i see a lot of guys minraising in this cases with a 9 ... if he shove i would call because he can do this with a lot of hands
    • Thorsten77
      Joined: 28.05.2006 Posts: 12,896
      I think one may reraise or call the flop. In this spot, I'd also call but then you have to raise the turn! I think you played this hand way to passive, as you are so often way ahead of your opponent.