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  • Flopped Trips in BB

    Need some advice on the best way to have played this hand.

    I had recently been moved to a new table, so I did not have many reads. The table seemed to be pretty loose, with a lot of limping and some raising almost every hand.

    PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em, 2.75 Tournament, 25/50 Blinds (9 handed) - PokerStars Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

    CO (t3790)
    Button (t1650)
    SB (t5550)
    Hero (BB) (t2690)
    UTG (t6236)
    UTG+1 (t4134)
    MP1 (t5715)
    MP2 (t2885)
    MP3 (t2660)

    Hero's M: 35.87

    Preflop: Hero is BB with 6, 7
    1 fold, UTG+1 calls t50, 4 folds, Button calls t50, SB calls t25, Hero checks

    Flop: (t200) 7, 7, 4 (4 players)
    SB checks, Hero bets t100, UTG+1 calls t100, Button calls t100, 1 fold

    Turn: (t500) 2 (3 players)
    Hero bets t300, UTG+1 calls t300, Button calls t300

    River: (t1400) 5 (3 players)
    Hero checks, UTG+1 bets t3684 (All-In), 1 fold, Hero calls t2240 (All-In)

    Total pot: t5880

    I was BB and got trips on the flop. I wanted to make sure I priced out the flush draws, so I bet half the pot on the flop, and 3/5 on the turn. The river completed the 3 spades and possibly some straight draws, so I checked with the intent to call if someone else bet for my showdown value. I just did not want to get raised.

    The villain ships, which was a bit of an overbet. That made me suspicious because I figured a flush would want to get maximum value, not force everyone to fold.

    Should I have played differently? My thought is that, with 3 players, I should have bet the pot on the flop and possibly the turn to help reduce the pot odds if there are multiple callers. Or maybe I should have just folded to the overbet on the river, especially with no good reads on the villain.

  • #2
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    horrible spot as it is limped to you- no info on others-- ida prob played same as you- cept if i was planning on callig all the way down- ida shuvved it all in on the flop--- jmo--gl monk..

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    • #3
      i think u gotta let this kind of hand go.

      u played it like u had the 7, and then the villain caught up, and put u on a 7 that a lot of players have trouble folding so shippin it wasnt a bad play for the flush.

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      • #4
        I'm trying to improve my game, and one of the ways I'm doing this is replying to more HA posts.. So here's my take on things:

        I think your best option here, especially if you're trying to discourage any flush draws, is to OB the pot here for three reasons:

        --One is to price out any flush draws which, wiith the blinds being so small you may just get a flush-draw call here which leads to my second reason for the OB;
        --If you do get a caller on the draw you've just increased the size of the pot and can likely take the pot down on the turn w/ the proper sizes bet seeing as how none of the other possible nine spades fell;
        --And thirdly, youre OB on the flop is likely to give you quite a bit of information in terms of any callers' holdings, especially considering your being OOP.. With trips typically being a scary situation holding such a small kicker, your OB here and bet into the turn may end up saving you your stack on the river which, judging by the villian's line, is likely the case..

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