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[NL2-NL10] How to deal with Triplets on the board

    • KiroLiro
      Joined: 29.03.2011 Posts: 13
      Hand converted with online hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, K.
      MP1 posts deadblind, 2 folds, MP1 raises to $0.30, Hero raises to $0.90, 5 folds, MP1 calls $0.60.

      Flop: ($1.95) 7, 7, 5 (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($1.95) 7 (2 players)
      MP1 bets $2.00, Hero calls $1.95.

      River: ($5.9) T (2 players)

      Final Pot: $5.9.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, sevens(A K).
      MP1 shows three of a kind, sevens(9 8).

      Hero wins with three of a kind, sevens(A K).
      MP1 wins with three of a kind, sevens(9 8).

      Trying out a mid stack strategy. Standard preflop. Interesting turn card. Obviously, with triples and AK, I'm aware I'm well ahead of anything except pocket pairs. But even if the opponent has a pocket pair, there's also the redraw to the better pair.

      I guess I just wanted an opinion on a board like this. Technically, the hands you were behind (pocket pairs) you're still behind vs and the hands you're ahead of, you still are so it changes nothing.

      Pairs are good for AK, since you essentially wipe out two pairs vs you. Are Trips good or bad for AK? Was my call justified?
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I think you´re pot committed after 3-betting AK pf and seeing that low board postflop. I would shove all-in just not to give any free cards, but once you check back then you cat really fold on 7 turn (likely I would not folded at any turn card and my only reason to check back turn is to induce bets from worse hands)

      Best regards,