[NL2-NL10] NL50 trapping with trips on a freeplay.

    • Semesa
      Semesa
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      i had played about 3 other hands against MP3 and he is basically a rock, he folds with everything but TPTK to a bet, however i noticed in other pots that he was betting in position with what i assumed to be nothing.

      with that information, was it alright to slowplay/trap?


      Known players:
      SB:
      $9.50
      Hero:
      $10.25
      UTG+1:
      $71.55
      UTG+2:
      $9.25
      MP1:
      $10.00
      MP2:
      $51.55
      MP3:
      $9.50
      CO:
      $9.25
      BU:
      $17.65

      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8:club: , 6:club:
      4 folds, MP3 calls $0.50, 3 folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($1.25) A:heart: , 8:diamond: , 8:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1.00, Hero calls $1.00.

      Turn: ($3.25) Q:club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1.50, Hero raises to $3.00, MP3 raises to $8.00 (All-In), Hero calls $5.00.

      River: ($19.25) T:diamond:


      Final Pot: $19.25

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, eights (8c 6c)
      MP3 shows two pairs, aces and eights (Ac 4c)

      Hero wins with three of a kind, eights (8c 6c)
  • 3 replies
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      c/r 3x á 2.5x his bet for Value.

      If he checked behind on the turn, you would bet on the river ain't?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Nice slowplay/trap!
    • 098799
      098799
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.07.2007 Posts: 1,245
      Hello Semesa,

      the bad thing is, there are not many hands you can represent on the flop. I mean, he's betting only if he thinks he has you owned (like having tptk or better which isn't too likely because: a. he won't just openlimp mp3 with ak, b. he is unlikely to have this last eight) or he has a hand of some value and wants you to fold your draw (but there are no draws on the board...).

      In this case he is very unlikely to bet once again on the turn as it's pointless, because you have good hand and you won't fold (which you already showed on the flop, cause only good hand is calling here - no draws out there).

      Above is true only against thinking oponents so don't bother until you face some ;) . Here i guess it's a nice trap, so well played.