re: Poker & Learn to lay down trips..
Originally Posted by NineLions
I don't think this is a flop to slowplay.
I don't know about that NL. He got checked into with a set, your first thought goes to try to get value, its very hard to put him on an OESD. With the pot being $1.25, yeah he could bet more than 10c but do we really want to bet too much and risk that this villain goes away after flopping a set? In reality I think we're hoping for him to catch up a bit, and that A on the turn looks perfect.
His turn reraise leaves villain with $2 to put into a $5.45 pot, so about 2.75 to 1. Maybe here is where the raise could have been a bit larger, but unless you know he's on a double draw in reality the turn reraise isn't really that terrible. The awful bet was the 10c on the turn after he checked. But as was already said I don't think you'll ever get villain to fold here with the hand he has, and I'm not sure you're looking to make him fold anyway, just to draw incorrectly. Although there really isn't any sense to talk about drawing incorrectly if we pay him off when he hits as happened here.
On the river a lay-down is possible with villain's huge bet, although I admit I almost never fold a set (huge leak of mine).
This is just a tough break, it sucks to lose like this but its poker. This hand really makes a great example of how sometimes you try to get value and it backfires, but I still don't think its a huge mistake to slowplay this flop. The bigger mistake was to pay him off on the river.