$200 NL HE Full Ring: Trip Aces on a Flush Board
First of all, this is .01/.02 NLHE, (we should really get someone to add it to the dropdown for all us microstakers). The hand is below, but I'd like to explain my thought process for the hand if that's alright.
I'm sitting in a hand where I look down and see AA in Late Position; Score. There's a minraiser from EP (Score again), so of course I make a standard 3bet of 3xthe original raise. He calls (I'm on a roll), so I'm putting him on either a mid pocket pair, possibly AK or AQ. I get a near dream flop, with AK5 two toned (Boomshakalaka). Not surprisingly the villain leads out for a 2/3pot bet. By now I'm almost certain he's got either AQ or JJ+ and is betting for info, or if I'm really lucky he's value betting his AK/KK; I really don't think he would have led out with a flush draw against the PF aggressor, although he might have one of the hearts as a backdoor draw.
Because I figure him for potentially a very strong hand and don't want to make my hand strength super obvious with a smoothcall after all the PreFlop aggression I showed, and also to protect against a potential backdoor flush, I decide to make 3xre-raise for value, hoping for a call but also content with taking the pot down here. To my delight, he calls.
Then I get into some trouble: the turn comes a heart, and he donk bets the pot All In (WTF...). Now I'm a little confused: Like I said, I didn't figure him for a draw on the flop, and I'm not inclined to change my mind at this point and put him on a flush; however, I haven't seen this guy play all that much so I'm not 100% sure on a call here. Still, I would think that if he had the nut flush or even the nut draw, he wouldn't be betting so aggressively here; essentially I still figure him for top two pair or bottom/mid set, perhaps trying to push me off of a runner flush or putting me on AJ or bottom set.
There's also the possibility that he's putting me on a really big hand, and is semi-bluffing the flush hoping to get me to fold the best hand, although the pot seems really big for a bluff, and I've shown so much aggression that I can't really think he expects me to lay down my hand here after putting in almost half of my stack already. Then again, he could just be a donk, which would mean that all reasoning goes out the window.
Any thoughts? I'll let you know what my decision was after I get a few responses, although I think you can tell from my reasoning which I was most inclined towards. The hand is below, many thanks in advance!
Full Tilt Poker - Get $600 Free No Limit, 0.02 BB (8 handed).
Hand History converter courtesy of pokerhandreplays.com
Seat: 1 Player 1 ($2.84) Big Blind
Seat: 2 Player 2 ($0.79)
Seat: 3 Player 3 ($2.64)
Seat: 4 Player 4 ($0.4)
Seat: 5 Player 5 ($0.8)
Seat: 6 Player 6 ($2.2)
Seat: 7 Hero ($1.64) Dealer
Seat: 9 Player 9 ($1.8) Small Blind
Dealt to Hero
RAISE Player 1 $0.04
FOLD Player 2
FOLD Player 3
FOLD Player 4
FOLD Player 5
FOLD Player 6
FOLD Player 9
CALL Player 1 $0.08
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BET Player 1 $0.2
CALL Player 1 $0.4
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ALL-IN Player 1