[NL2-NL10] 0.01/0.02, Six-max - AA flopped trips

    • joaoleao
      Joined: 01.02.2010 Posts: 6
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      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, A.
      MP2 raises to $0.07, MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.24, 3 folds, MP2 calls $0.17.

      Flop: ($0.51) 3, A, 8 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.22, MP2 raises to $0.66, Hero raises to $1.40, MP2 raises to $1.78, Hero calls $0.33.

      Turn: ($4.02) 9 (2 players)

      River: ($4.02) J (2 players)

      Final Pot: $4.02.

      Results follow:

      MP2 shows a flush, ace high(Ah Kh).
      Hero shows three of a kind, aces(As Ad).

      MP2 wins with a flush, ace high(Ah Kh).

      The hand is pretty straightforward and I don't believe I could get away from it.
      Should I re-raise all-in myself on the flop to get a fold from possible non-nut flush draws? Of course, at the same time I'd lose a lot of value to good hands that I have beat... Thank you.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      What's the problem? You got it in with the nuts, that's your one and only goal all day long if you find people willing to call you. The more worse hands call, the more money you make in the long run, you WANT them to call.

      If your poker thinking leads you to believe you need to get away from the nuts, something is very wrong : >

      I would instead just shove the flop myself, because i think for $0.33 more it makes no difference once that guy raises you.

      Hope it helps.