Originally Posted by Vfranks
Live cash game. UTG3 and BB are BF/GF or husband/wife (not sure). They play a lot of free bar poker, which I have played with them, but I've never played cash with them. UTG3 is decent player, SB is a little reckless.
Hero : As9s
UTG3 calls, SB calls, BB calls.
UTG bets 3$, SB calls, BB calls
SB checks BB checks, UTG bets allin, SB calls, BB ???
The rake is 10% up to 6$ (for house) plus 10% up to 2$ (for a hi hand every 3 hours).
I thought if I call this at best I would be splitting, and since the two other players in the pot were BF/GF... They do like to play any suited A also, so the 2nd diamond on the turn had me worried.
Not a very good player so you should take this with a grain of salt...
If UTG3 is a decent player would he not have raised preflop with AA, KK, QQ, JJ, TT, AK, AQ, AJ, AT? He might've called with a low pair, Ax, KQ, KJ, KT, QJ etc. down to JT. So that means the highest card you can put him on preflop is Ax on the flop.
Once the flop comes up he's hit three cards all within his range. A bet of 3 suggests either top pair weak kicker or bottom pair weak kicker, but the all in on the turn probably means 2-pair.
So, call. Even if you split it doesn't really matter. UTG has two pair most likely and SB is reckless so might be calling with a wide range. Which means at worst you'll be splitting UTG's chips.