This is a discussion on $200 NLHE 6-max: J3o in BB in 3 way limped pot facing very TAG UTG within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Hero in BB w/ $100 stack dealt :jd: :3s4:
UTG limps $2, CO limps $2, Hero checks.
Flop: :jh4: :ad4: :8s4:
Hero checks, UTG
Certainly happy to see a free flop with junk like this.
When you check-call, you are already in bluff catching mode, because you dont beat either AX or JX with a real kicker. My actions here would be rather player dependent. Sometimes I take one off, but other times I would just fold rather than getting involved in a silly spot with a very bad hand. Whenever I get a free play, I always tell myself, that I payed nothing to see the flop, so I have no investment, that I need to protect. Even if CO is bluffing, then good hand to him. If he had raised preflop, I would also have folded, so its just the same.
Very happy to see it check through.
Now you also lose to a K or a Q, and I am not really sure, what you are trying to accomplish by betting? Are you turning your hand into a bluff trying to get someone to fold an ace?
Apparently you got called by worse, which must most likely have been a T or an 8. This just show, you are in a great game, and that you should mostly be betting for value and not try to bluff these guys. Because apparently they will call you down with absolutely anything.
re: Poker & $200 NLHE 6-max: J3o in BB in 3 way limped pot facing very TAG UTG
Mostly agree with fundiver.
I like the small river block bet because I don't think we are strong enough to x/c again and no one seems interested in the pot, would fold to a raise. Are you sure V is TAG or is UTG just tight? A limp and 3 checks then flatting seems really out of character for a TAG. Against a tight player I think there are some pocket pairs and 8x and Tx that may get sticky and call given I suspect Hero has a fairly loose aggressive image given the hands you've posted thus far jamming non-nut flush draws and 3 betting light. I'd probably eliminate Ax from Hero's range given the limp pre since you're raising range is wide. That narrows your value range and makes Tx look pretty strong.