[NL20-NL50] nl40 Trips Facing River Raise (Part II)!

    • Ghartman
      Joined: 28.10.2011 Posts: 270
      $0.20/$0.40 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      Seat 1: Player1 ( €42.89 EUR ) - VPIP: 27, PFR: 20, 3B: 8, AF: 4.4, Hands: 734
      Seat 2: Player2 ( €50.48 EUR ) - VPIP: 21, PFR: 14, 3B: 7, AF: 1.9, Hands: 315
      Seat 3: Player3 ( €39.00 EUR ) - VPIP: 31, PFR: 16, 3B: 5, AF: 2.3, Hands: 55
      Seat 4: Player4 ( €62.57 EUR ) - VPIP: 40, PFR: 20, 3B: 0, AF: 2.2, Hands: 147
      Seat 5: Player5 ( €46.78 EUR ) - VPIP: 20, PFR: 16, 3B: 7, AF: 2.4, Hands: 784
      Seat 6: Hero ( €40.80 EUR )

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 5 A
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.80, Hero calls $0.60, BB calls $0.40

      Flop: ($2.40) K A A (3 players)
      Hero checks, BB checks, BTN checks

      Turn: ($2.40) 4 (3 players)
      Hero bets $1.80, BB calls $1.80, BTN calls $1.80

      River: ($7.80) Q (3 players)
      Hero bets $5.20, BB raises to $14.20, 2 folds


      It seemed to be 'Let's-raise-Ghartman's-Trips-on-the-River' Day, today! Opponent was your standard, no imagination TAG. No real history with him, we kind of stay out of each others way.

      Pre-flop I can and usually would 3Bet this hand but I sometimes just flat Ax pre because BTN's love to barrel ace high boards never expecting me to have one in this spot. Looking back, a lead out on the flop looks nice but I checked to the initial raiser.

      No flop action and the turn wasn't great but I'm guessing that a flush draw would have bet the flop so I'm pretty sure I've got the best hand. 2 callers and I lead the river again for a standard size. I get raised but this time he's raising into 2 of us. Also, as before, my hand is pretty under-repped so it could look like I'm trying to steal the pot. I tanked for so long, clicked time-bank and eventually folded. What do you guys think? Nice hand or not? Let me know.

  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694

      Preflop: I would just fold this. I would defend this in the BB, but not in the SB where it's a pretty easy fold IMO (or at least 3bet it if you want to play it, but only vs someone who folds >70% to 3bets).

      PostFlop: Rest of the hand is played fine, I think BB's range can contain many strong hands as he would often check to BU and allow him to make a cbet and he can have 44/AQ/X:sX. He doesn't rep other stuff like AK/AA/KK though but I doubt he's bluffing.