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5NL 6mzoom – T8o flops trips in a 4 way pot - Fri Jan 10, 2014, 10:55 AM
braveslice's Avatar
Since: Feb 2013
Posts: 568
Is there a better way to play this? I have been thinking this two days now.

UTG: Sizing is weird, could be weak tag, 4 hands
CO: 8 hands, 25/13/0, could be tag
SB: 16 hands, 75/19/0, WWSF:1/11, WSD:0/36, most likely a fish

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Button ($7.57)
SB ($7.68)
Hero (BB) ($5)
UTG ($5)
MP ($1.55)
CO ($7.49)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 8, 10
UTG raises to $0.10, 1 fold, CO calls $0.10, 1 fold, SB calls $0.08, Hero calls $0.05

Flop: ($0.40) 10, 4, 10 (4 players)
SB checks, Hero checks, UTG bets $0.20, CO raises to $0.50, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.50, 1 fold

Turn: ($1.60) 9 (2 players)
Hero checks, CO bets $1.20, Hero folds

Total pot: $1.60 | Rake: $0.07

Results below:
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Pre: I think calling is ok giving the pot odds and closing the action.
Flop: I didn’t raise because I wasn’t ready to play stacks with this hand in 4 way pot. Rethinking maybe raise would have been better, as flush draw would have called, maybe, at least once.

I can’t really fold this, against flush draw I could raise, but given action as likely are 44, or T with better kicker. CO: betted fast.

Turn: When the flush completes there just are no hands I beat. CO: betted fast. I think there is a chance that he needs think a bit when flush completes if he only has Tx type hand, so I would put him to bluff or 44. The sizing is not bluff happy though.
Fri Jan 10, 2014, 12:18 PM
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Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 13,517
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Hi brave,

Fold pre, I would take the flop suited but T8o doesn't have enough value 4 handed OOP imo, the post flop playability isn't great.

Lead flop. UTG is going to c-bet less often in a multi-way pot and others are going to bet less as well with draws and pairs, no reason to risk a free card vs. possible hearts or hands that have 2 outs to monster us like 66. Once the action comes back to you, I think calling is fine. It's going to look strong, but not as strong as reraising, which will only fold out the low equity hands and get action when we're in bad shape.

Turn check/fold is good imo. We do have 7 outs against 44 or 99 (a 5.5-1 shot), 10 outs vs. a flush, some outs vs bigger Tx hands, drawing dead to T9... the bigger Tx hands may not bet this turn given how strong we look, and against hands we can draw out on only the 8 stands a chance to get us paid, so the odds aren't there to continue vs what should be a really strong hand.

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Sun Jan 12, 2014, 07:26 AM
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Since: Feb 2013
Posts: 568
Roger and TY. Next time I lead, and after that I ask again here.

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