[NL20-NL50] trips,flop best play

    • daisuke3823
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:


      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, Q.
      MP2 folds, Hero raises to $0.75, CO folds, BU raises to $2.10, 2 folds, Hero calls $1.35.

      Flop: ($4.55) Q, Q, J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $2.20, Hero calls $2.20.

      Turn: ($8.95) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.50, BU calls $3.50.

      River: ($15.95) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $10.30, BU folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $15.95.
      his stats in 201 hands vpip22 pfr16 af1,3 wtsd35 w$sd38
      what is the best play on the flop here?
      donk? miniraise?
  • 1 reply
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Daisuke,

      Flop: I don't mind raising the flop considering it's somewhat connected so villain can actually call/reraise with a wider range.

      His 3-bet range preflop can contain the few combos of AQ, AKss/AKcc, AJ, KQ, QJ, QT, KT so lots of hands that can continue.

      He also has KK/AA which would find it hard to fold (of course he may have JJ too but against that we lose our stack).

      As played I don't like the small donk on the turn. I would either donk really small like $2 to induce (and against a passive guy, like him, that's not great) or just bet bigger for pure value.

      By betting bigger we also leave less money behind so he has a smaller chance of folding the river (and he may feel committed with more hands and shove on us).