re: Poker & $2 NLHE Full Ring: QQQ against full house
I've noticed that in micro stakes, when a pre-flop raise gets called & all of a sudden the caller starts betting like that, it's either a) he thinks you missed the flop or b) it hit him like a ton of bricks.
Couple of things I notice
- You are not heads up. The other player in the hand sticks around until the river and calls down 3/4 to pot sized bets. And he didn't have a flush draw...it leads me to think that you were actually behind both going to that river
- When he leads out after calling your raise on every turn, it actually tells
me that he hit the flop vs chasing the flop. I've seen it all too often - and done it (I admit mistakes....) by leading into a raiser after the flop hits me. When he doesn't back down and the betting escalates, it screams overpair, two pair or set.
- Your initial comment tells me everything about this hand - you did not know what he had and your range was not only wide but not all inclusive. My rule of thumb...if I don't know where I stand in a hand, I should get out. Why didn't you think a set was a possibility?
An interesting question is: if you both had $15 more behind you, and he pushed all of it in on the river, would you have called?