[NL2-NL10] Trip Q's - what to do?

    • DecMate
      Joined: 25.01.2009 Posts: 1,363
      This was on poker heaven so i'm writing out what happend because it was a really tough decision.
      5 handed, blinds 0.02/0.04

      hero in BB with Q8 villian on BTN Stacks around 4
      Preflop: folds' to villian who raises to 0.12 . I call.
      (pot: 0.24)
      Flop: Q 2(h) 10(h)
      i raise to 2/3 of pot, he calls.
      Turn: Q(h)
      i raise to 2/3 again, he raises me double my bet. i call.
      I check, he raises me all in, i fold.

      I was prepared a raise but not a push. Is this the right decision? Should i have made a hero call? it really looked like he was on a flush to me so i made what i would call a good laydown.
      Thanks :)
  • 4 replies
    • Mstlc
      Joined: 14.03.2009 Posts: 4,676
      I dunno which limit you are playing here but I'll assume it's 1/2c.

      Pre-flop: Fold imo... Q8 and you're out of position.

      As played on the flop:
      Don't lead out imo... you're not the pre-flop aggressor. If he bets there I'd fold. If he checks behind he probably did pick up the flush draw.

      Beyond that:
      I don't know... the guy can easily be playing AQ/KQ. I just wouldn't play these hands.
    • dallievas
      Joined: 30.11.2007 Posts: 822
      Preflop: fold.
      Flop: I'd play tp?k passively OOP.U can be very easily dominated by beter Qx,overpair,but u still have showdown value-so check/call.
      Turn,river: I still play passively or depending on board (if draw present) can raise
      for value and protection.Then after passive play I'd bet river for value.
      Problem is that u cant be sure that villain not have trips with better kicker or full with pair.
      Hard to read your hand,u need to convert some how.
      GL :)
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504

      Preflop: Fold, don't play such hands.

      As played
      Flop: Against some loose opponents, I don't mind betting out here but you have to watch out if you get Called or raised, if raised then I rather prefer to fold.
      Turn: As the :heart: arrived I'd play it passively and Check/Call and reevaluate river.
      River: Fine.

      Best regards,
    • DecMate
      Joined: 25.01.2009 Posts: 1,363
      it was 5 handed btw.