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[NL20-NL50] NL50SH : Trips with A kicker

    • SonicXT
      Joined: 15.06.2007 Posts: 4,736
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      0.25/0.50 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.9 by

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J:diamond: , A:diamond:
      MP2 raises to $1.75, MP3 calls $1.75, Hero calls $1.75, 2 folds, BB calls $1.25.

      Flop: ($7.25) 9:club: , J:heart: , 4:spade: (4 players)
      BB bets $4, MP2 calls $4.00, MP3 calls $4.00, Hero calls $4.00.

      Turn: ($23.25) J:club: (4 players)
      BB bets $12, 2 folds, Hero calls $12.00.

      River: ($47.25) 6:club: (2 players)
      BB bets $10, Hero calls $10.00.

      Final Pot: $67.25

      I didn't put him on a backdoor draw at all as it was inconsistent his bets and the boards, so I didn't need protection as there's no 2 club hand he could play this way except QT or T8, but so be it.
      But I didn't feel comfortable with trips and ace kicker either, so I didn't want to raise for value on any street... on the flop, a raise would have made me pot committed which I tend to avoid if possible. On the turn, as said, don't believe the draw but a weird feeling about this hand I didn't trust.
  • 4 replies
    • Cojack123
      Joined: 28.08.2006 Posts: 1,569
      this play really depend on reads or stats

      the conservative play is to fold the flop.
      As played you have to go broke at the turn
      raise 25$-30$ call push push river.
    • Cojack123
      Joined: 28.08.2006 Posts: 1,569

      fold is not wrong, maybe squeeze, call depends.

      Call i like vs postflop bad players
    • SonicXT
      Joined: 15.06.2007 Posts: 4,736
      The players were horrendeous.
      The thing is that these opponents I was facing could just as easily do this with QJ as with 99/44. I like pot control in weird situations like this, usually I'm not wrong when I have this feeling, but I can't fold either because my hand's too good to lay down.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      If MP2 is unknown squeeze pf.
      If MP2 is loose, squeeze pf
      If MP2 is tight I rather like to fold than call pf.

      Don´t think that BB has anything, so re-raise 20$ /call shove is one option.
      On the turn I would play for BB stack. Seems like draw, so re-raise 36$/call shove.