Noob set on flop question

    • esuohdla
      Joined: 08.05.2011 Posts: 411
      Is bottom or mid set an auto stack off on a dry flop? how about a draw heavy one?

      What about top set on a board with a few straight or flush possibilities?

      Assume villain is unknown.
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    • Ribbo
      Joined: 25.06.2010 Posts: 6,157
      "It depends".

      Mainly it depends on whether the pot is limped/raised or reraised preflop. The bigger the pot is on the flop, the wider players are willing to stack off.

      So on an 932 flop, AAxx with stack off if he has $20 and the pot is $20.

      But if AAxx has $20 and the pot is 35 cents, then he probably wont stack off.

      Therefore if you have a set of deuces, it's an instant stack off in scenario 1 and probably a really easy fold in scenario 2.

      Likewise some people play flush draws like they are the nuts, so you have to adjust what you do accordingly (widening your own stacking off range against opponents like that).

      As always, position is key, as is being the preflop raiser. If you raise or reraise AA22 and the flop comes 932 then opponents probably don't think you have hit the flop hard so they may play back at you with hands like KQJ9 or 7543 thinking that they either have "fold equity" or enough equity to justify a shove.