re: Poker & Playing against a flopped set??
I LOVE this question - For when I first started NL - it was my biggest problem - "reading" - esp. an experienced player slow playing a set... but as someone mentioned, aggressive betting - or "what's he calling me down with?" I can usually place them on a set before too much damage is done...
I was in Vegas 2 weeks ago talking with a buddy of mine talking about just this - I had flopped top 2 pair - AQ's - and gave a healthy raise in a $330 ring game... It got re-raised - THE ONLY
HAND THAT CAN BEAT ME (or is ahead at that time) - is a set - (or a crazy chase draw) which would induce a "call" not a re-raise....
Now - Do I "fish" for the boat, and SINK his set? Or does he have a "piece" of MY 2 pair - therefore reducing my odds
You should have seen this guys face as I laid down the A/Q showing - He then turned AA - I was toast no matter what came.... Great lay down (not meaning to pat self on back - but - It was a proper read) -
Point is - You can't "see" that online - and trips (esp. ones that turn into a boat) are trouble -
If you're playing with "serious" Players - and someone comes over the top - It's USUALLY for a good reason - Esp. if you've already put in a healthy raise...
Just my .02 cents - but I think trips are the hardest hand to read - and has taken me several years to place someone on them... (yet still get stung at times!)