Originally Posted by RickH1983
If you play enough poker and you get three callers you can assume that he might also have a set. So take your pick 22 or 33. When you think that way you will be better off in the long run. You need to think about every aspect of the game.
If you play enough poker, you will realize your opponent has a range
of hands, not 2 hands only on a flop like this....
Range for a flat call in this spot could easily be over pairs (because people are bad at poker a lot and make questionable calls), Combo hands like 2-5, 3-5, 4-5, 2-3. Less likely hands that contain a 4, but not impossible.
Not to mention OP didn't mention if board had a FD, so that could also be a factor. If there was indeed a FD, this could open up tons of ranges.
And also OP did not specify the pot odds.
Action was: his friend opened and got a call. Then OP raised (we don't know how much), then OP was reraised, and other villain calls.
So if OP raised to 20 BBs for example, then his friend raised to 60 BBs, and that got called pot would have something like 147 BBs.
So now OP is faced with calling 40 BBs to go after 147 dead money in pot, more than 3.5-1 pot odds.
It is not a snap call, but he still has 2 cards to come yet.
And furthermore, the entire hand analysis is flawed from the beginning. OP revealed the results. IMO this makes your opinion biased (confirmed by you stating villain has 2-2 exactly).
So just with the 2-3-4 board flat caller could have a pretty big range of draws. And for all we know, the villain who reraised after OP could have tried to limp/slow play AA preflop. People do silly things all the time in poker.
Considering they are going to the flop in a 7way limped pot, it is clear none of these people knows how to play poker. They are all just playing bingo, and no one is isolating or playing solid preflop.
So if you didn't know what both villains held, your opinion may have been different.
I have seen people make rediculous flat calls like that with gutter balls or OESD live, for $200 in real money
. Draw heavy boards like this generate tons of action if any one of these limpers caught a whiff of that board.