[NL2-NL10] NL4 trips vs possible flush

    • andreibalint
      Joined: 11.04.2009 Posts: 872
      What to do what to do...

      Known players:

      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.65 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:spade: , T:heart:
      MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0,04, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0,20, MP3 calls $0,16.

      Flop: ($0,42) A:club: , A:diamond: , 7:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,24, MP3 calls $0,24.

      Turn: ($0,90) 4:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0,60, MP3 calls $0,60.

      River: ($2,10) J:diamond: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1,24, Hero calls $1,24.

      Final Pot: $4,58

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows three of a kind, aces (As Th)
      MP3 shows a full-house, jacks full of aces (Jc Jh)

      MP3 wins with a full-house, jacks full of aces (Jc Jh)
  • 2 replies
    • Dragar
      Joined: 09.09.2008 Posts: 2,214
      NH in my opinion.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      That guy doesn't seem too good, he likely won't notice the difference in bet sizing so you should exploit him with it. Bet more on the flop like 3/4 pot, to protect from the draws while getting a lot of value from these draws and worse Ax hands. He might even call the flop with 7x figuring it's unlikely you have the A. The 2/3 turn bet is fine but i wouldn't mind making it bigger either.

      On the river the flushdraws are now ahead of you, and it's doubtful whether he'll bet himself with worse hands now, as worse Ax might be afraid of the flush and of being outkicked. If you're going to check/call a bet from him (which will often come from a better hand than yours), you're better off betting yourself to ensure you get value from worse hands. I'd bet a little more than half pot and fold to a shove.

      Hope it helps.