[NL20-NL50] [SH] Trips vs. fish

    • monvo
      monvo
      Bronze
      Joined: 04.04.2011 Posts: 249
      Poker Stars $25.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 2070068
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      SB: $25.42 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 9, 3B: 0, AF: 0,0, Hands: 11
      BB: $31.85 - VPIP: 69, PFR: 21, 3B: 18, AF: 1,0, Hands: 61
      UTG: $49.22 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 17, 3B: 4, AF: 3,7, Hands: 66
      Hero (MP): $25.00 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 21, 3B: 6, AF: 3,1, Hands: 906
      CO: $25.90 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 17, 3B: 15, AF: 2,0, Hands: 75
      BTN: $9.55 - VPIP: 18, PFR: 14, 3B: 3, AF: 0,0, Hands: 74

      Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is MP with A :heart: 3 :heart:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.75, 3 folds, BB calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.60) A :club: 5 :diamond: A :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.15, BB calls $1.15

      Turn: ($3.90) 8 :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.80, BB calls $2.80

      River: ($9.50) Q :club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.50, BB raises to $11.50, Hero folds

      Hi,
      A3s usually isn't in my MP opening range, but I made an exception because of the fish in the BB.
      The Flop is obviously great for me. Villian didn't fold to C-bets at all and called with all kind of trash hands before, so this is a clear c-bet in my opinion.
      The Turn brings the possible flush, but since his range is extremely wide it won't have hit him very often.
      On the River I place a pretty small bet to get Value from whatever Hands he might decide to call a riverbet with and get checkraised. Since my hand is far from the nuts and Villain was rather passive postflop up until that hand I decide to fold. I am aware that I only need 25% Equity to call the raise, but I don't beat any real hand at all and in my experience fish usually don't bluffcheckraise Rivers.
      Is the fold too weak?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Hey,

      I like your play overall until you say this:

      On the River I place a pretty small bet to get Value from whatever Hands he might decide to call a riverbet with


      You need to know what hands could those be. DO NOT randomly bet because you are likely to have the best hand. Also think how the sizing affects his calling range. I agree with folding to the raise even with such good odds with your weak trips but think a bit more about the previous stuff.