[NL2-NL10] calling pot size bet with trip 9 on the river

    • cutegoldfish
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 9, 9.
      MP2 raises to $0.40, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.40, SB folds, BB calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($1.25) A, Q, 5 (3 players)
      BB checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.70, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.70.

      Turn: ($2.65) 6 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($2.65) 9 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $2.65, Hero calls $2.65.

      Final Pot: $7.95.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, nines(9 9).
      MP2 shows three of a kind, aces(A A).

      MP2 wins with three of a kind, aces(A A).

      i thought that although the flush draw would have completed, villian could bet with worse like top pair or 2 pairs. he is known to call 36% of flops, rather loose.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      You seem to forget he was the preflop aggressor. Frankly i'm never betting 99 there when checked to, i very much doubt MP2 is checking there with the intention of check/folding on a AQ5 2t flop.

      As played turn is fine and river is unfortunate, a lot of my decision is based on timing and history when he pot donks it, the fact that we have a set of nines isn't all that relevant unless we think he can play Ax that way, which is dubious. Why check the flop with top pair and then pot donk a flushing river?

      Hope it helps.