Is villian's play here a good strategy?

    • VorpalF2F
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      PokerStars Limit 5 Card Draw $0.10/$0.20 - 5 players

      Button: $3.94
      SB: $3.29
      BB: $4.64 (Hero)
      UTG: $1.01
      CO: $3.94

      Dealing Hands: ($0.15) (5 players)
      UTG calls $0.10, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero raises to $0.20, UTG raises to $0.30, SB folds, Hero calls $0.10

      First Draw: ($0.70) (2 players)
      Hero discards 1, UTG discards 2,
      Hero checks, UTG bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20

      Hero mucked
      UTG showed , three of a kind, Aces
      UTG won $1.05
      (Rake: $0.05)

      It is pretty clear he had the AAA from the outset.
      His re-raise I misinterpreted, since this is only my 5th hand at this table, and my 4th raise.
      Post draw, I guessed that his draw 2 meant a pair+kicker, which a lot of these guys do. When they REALLY have trips, they draw 1 (usually)
      But back to the title question:
      Is this a sensible way to play trips UTG?

      I went through my entire session and compared it with the 2+2 article, and for the most part, I did OK. I even stole a few blinds I otherwise would have folded.
      BTW, the article says NOTHING about playing draws.

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