[NL2-NL10] Trips with good kicker on very dry board

    • Ilovemicrostakes
      Joined: 27.02.2013 Posts: 4
      Playing against reg. The board is very dry and I decided to take a passive line.

      Pacific, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $16.71 (167.1 bb)
      CO: $15.16 (151.6 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10 (100 bb)
      SB: $8.74 (87.4 bb)
      BB: $11.20 (112 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 7 :club: K :club:
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.35, SB calls $0.30, BB calls $0.25

      Flop: ($1.05) 7 :spade: 7 :diamond: 4 :club: (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.52, SB folds, BB raises to $1.04, Hero calls $0.52

      Turn: ($3.13) A :spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.56, BB raises to $3.12, Hero calls $1.56

      River: ($9.37) 6 :club: (2 players)
      BB bets $5.60, Hero calls $5.49 and is all-in

      $20.35 pot ($1.01 rake)
      Final Board: 7 :spade: 7 :diamond: 4 :club: A :spade: 6 :club:
      Hero showed 7 :club: K :club: and lost (-$10 net)
      BB showed 7 :heart: A :heart: and won $19.34 ($9.34 net)
  • 3 replies
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Is this your standard sizing from the button? What do you think about making it 3bb?

      Bet bigger on the flop - around $0.75-$0.8.
      When BB raises calling is fine as long as you think he has a lot of bluffs.
      Otherwise I would just 3bet and get it in.

      When he checks the turn, I would bet bigger - around $2.1-$2.2 in order to have less than pot size bet on the river.
      When he minraises I'll shove.

      The rvier is fine.

      If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask and press the "Advice the judge to have a second look" button and I'll come back to review it.

    • Ilovemicrostakes
      Joined: 27.02.2013 Posts: 4
      I bet 3.5 because 888poker software sucks and it's easier to click bet pot than to manually type another value everytime.

      I bet low because on this type of board villain usually has nothing and I like to encourage a call. I balance the bet with the times I'm cbetting with air. Should I unbalance and go for value here on the flop?
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Well, we should take the time to adjust our bet sizings if we want to win.
      Since our range on the button is weaker, we don't really want to make such a big pot and lose more money if we get 3betted and have to fold.
      Also, by making it 3bb (or smaller), we will need less fold equity in order the steal to be +EV.

      Overall, I am not really cbetting 1/2 pot in a single raised pot, unless villain has quite a small stack.
      Also, it is better to balance our range by betting bigger, since this way we will have more fold equity with our bluffs.