[NL2-NL10] NL 6$ AK trips

    • Maniatrix
      Joined: 01.11.2008 Posts: 674
      I had a really tough decision with AK (as usual) when faced with a big raise on the river.

      The blinds are 3/6 (cent), I'll just refer to myself as hero and opponents as their position.

      Hero is MP1 with A:spade: K:diamond: (31.52$)
      BU (29.79$)

      UTG 1 and 2 limps, 1 fold, Hero raise 0.36$, 3 fold, BU calls, 2 fold, UTG 1 and 2 calls

      FLOP (potsize: 1.46$) 5:heart: A:diamond: A:heart:
      UTG 1 bets 0.06$, UTG 2 calls, Hero raise 1.35$, BU calls, UTG 1 and 2 folds

      TURN (potsize: 4.17$) 8:spade:
      Hero bets 3.00$, BU calls

      RIVER (potsize 9.87) 2:club:
      Hero bets 6.00$, BU raise all in 25.08$

      Before I say what I did, is it wise to call in this situation?
      Very few reads on villain except that he tends to overbet strong hands, including trips with weak kickers, though he could as well have a full house.
  • 4 replies
    • delete461
      Joined: 04.07.2008 Posts: 1,036
      I am calling river there - you are putting in $20 to win $40, good chance he is holding AQ or AJ. Only hand he can have which beats you is 55 - if he has it then so be it, but odds of 2-1 are worth the call.
    • rickydaprince
      Joined: 20.12.2008 Posts: 397
      nice hand, I would probably check call river... you played well and bet nicely preflop, flop and turn, but he has called you all the way... there was nothing else you could have done. It's quite hard to fold the river. Let's see what the judges think
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Once you bet river, fold to shove.
      because you´re 500bb deep I´d likely just c/c river.
      If he has Ax, he would likely bet himself, if he has flushdraw, he might bet.
      And when he shoves you only beat busted flushdraw and he has there a lot of times nuts (A5 or 55), so you should take b/f line.
    • Jaissica
      Joined: 10.02.2009 Posts: 1,385
      B/F exposed trips with best possible kicker, no possible flush, 34 only str? No way.

      Im playing bet-shove. if BU has caught 55 book (only hand that really makes alot of sense) im paying it. If BU has A5 A8 or A2 im paying him and being amused that they called A-rag into a 6x BB preflop.

      I could easily see Axs+, ATo+, 55 and 88-KK playing the villain's lines (call preflop, call flop, call turn, shove river) depending on villain stats, and you have all but 55, AA, 88, A2, A5 and A8 beaten. Leaves 99-KK, A3, A4, A6, A7, A9, AT, AJ, AQ paying you and AK splitting. 6 losses, 13 wins, 1 tie. Bet-shove.