This is a discussion on $5 NLHE 6-max: AAA | Trips turn and river decision within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Could we have played this hand any differently?
Winning Poker, Hold'em No Limit - $0.02/$0.05 - 5 players
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UTG: $7.34 (147
fold preflop, i'm joking
CO bets $0.05 in the turn, probably with a flush or fullhouse, but is a strange size...
i don't know.... i would call this river, to not think all day about what hand this guy had
A3s is a good 3-betting hand, but calling from BB is not a losing play either.
You obviously have to call, but note that your hand is only a bluff catcher. Any other AX has you outkicked, and he could have a boat as well. You are only ahead of a flush draw or a complete airball bluff.
Pretty bad card, because now you only beat a complete airball. He made the classic fish bet, and the way to react to that is to just pretend, he checked. Since you only beat an airball bluff, which is giving up, there is no point in betting, so you should check back (call).
As the hand played out, I think, we can pretty confidently say, that he had AX with a heart, and probably a good one like Axkh or AxQh. Nothing to do now other than give up.
don't get why others are considering just check calling turn min bet. Why do you want to let a bdfd get there cheaply?
I'm raising turn as well. river seems like a fold vs this player.
I like lead jamming river vs some players tho. Because the'd hardly have K-Jhx as played
I think you played well. As someone else mentioned, your hand really only is a bluff catcher... we're still calling that pot-sized flop bet. The guy could be betting out JJ-KK there too.
Turn there isn't really much to do but check and decide. When he min-bets, I didn't take it as strength as others did... I also would consider a raise, though I would bet smaller than you did. Really, you'd only want to bet enough to make a flush draw unprofitable. (imho) 1/3 pot is sufficient.
Check river and decide. Lead jamming river is an interesting play too, and would likely get some folds. As played it looks like he has a flush now, so best get away from it.