[NL2-NL10] flopped trips in unraised pot

    • gggeorgio
      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 494
      Blinds: $0.10/$0.25
      5 players

      Stack sizes:
      UTG: $19.50
      CO: $18.10
      Button: $36.11
      SB: $8.50
      Hero: $43.55

      Pre-flop: (5 players) Hero is BB with 7:spade: A:spade:
      UTG folds, CO calls, 2 folds, 2 folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: 8:club: A:diamond: A:heart: ($0.6, 2 players)
      [color:#cc0000]Hero bets $0.4[/color], CO calls.

      Turn: Q:club: ($1.4, 2 players)
      [color:#cc0000]Hero bets $1[/color], CO calls.

      River: T:diamond: ($3.4, 2 players)
      [color:#cc0000]Hero bets $3[/color], [color:#cc0000]CO raises to $6[/color], Hero?

      Is this a bad line? I didn't think that he'd put me on an ace since I bet out from the start, but I was pretty sure he had me beat with the min raise on the river... should i be folding there too?
  • 3 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      If you decide to bet/fold river, before betting the river, then you can do that.
      Problem here is that you're often splitting, since CO could easily hold A6-A2. SO I'd call his min-raise.
    • Faye6891
      Joined: 09.11.2007 Posts: 1,234
      I don't see myself folding there, the odds are good.

      But I wouldn't bet the river. IMO, against an unknown, check/call is better. It's highly unlikely he was on a draw and if he has a PP or an 8, it's difficult for him to call a pot size bet on the river. Therefore I'd check to induce a bluff, and call any reasonable bet.

      Against aggressive players, I think check/call is better as well.

      Against passive players, I think betting the river is the best option, although I believe you'd have to fold to any a raise (even a min-raise, but I'm not sure, it may be a close call).
    • gggeorgio
      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 494
      i did call in this hand, and was beat. Anyways, I now see that it could be better to check/call.