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[NL2-NL10] NL5 A6 - Trips on Flop v Tight BB

    • alister15
      Joined: 09.04.2009 Posts: 123
      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players - View hand 793778
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      MP2: $5.00
      CO: $5.00
      Hero (BTN): $6.75
      SB: $5.24
      BB: $5.06
      UTG: $7.44
      UTG+1: $4.50
      UTG+2: $2.00
      MP1: $2.43

      Villain is playing VPIP:3 PR:3 After 40 hands.
      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is BTN with A :spade: 6 :heart:
      6 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, 1 fold, BB calls $0.15

      Flop: ($0.42) 6 :club: 6 :spade: 2 :club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.30, BB raises to $0.70, Hero raises to $1.65, BB calls $0.95

      Turn: ($3.72) K :diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.55, BB calls $1.55

      River: ($6.82) A :heart: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.35 all in, BB calls $1.66 all in

      Just the turn play I'm unsure about. Should i have made another pot size bet? If villain is calling the smaller bet then he is pretty much commited on the river anyway isn't he? Would a pot size bet just get weaker hands to fold that might pay a smaller raise eg. 88,99,TT,JJ. I didn't think he was on a flush draw as he would have folded to my flop 3 bet.
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Just get rid of most of the problems by 3-betting the flop bigger so that you can shove the turn without it being a potsized bet. People are more likely to feel committed on the turn that way, and making it 2.5x or 3x on the flop will usually barely affect their c/r/calling range.

      I disagree somewhat about him not having flushdraws there, I think he mostly has those together with middling overpairs like 99-TT which he might not fold on the turn if he didn't believe you on the flop, so shoving is the only play in my opinion. We need to stack everything because it gets any scarier for us and for him.

      Hope it helps.