Is check/call correct on sets (flush possible) at 10FL?

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altruist

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I usually check/call my triple/sets when I see a flush card appear on the turn/river. But I find I only run into a flush about 1/3 of the time in these situations, am I missing out on extra bets by not 3rd-betting it? Or is it better to play it safe?

Here's the hand history with names changed, as I'm not supposed to be posting them for some reason:
$0.05/$0.10 USD Texas Hold'em - Monday, March 10, 07:35:03 ET 2008
Table Table ###### (real money)
Seat 3 is the button
Total number of players : 10
HERO posts small blind [$0.02 USD].
BB_Player posts big blind [$0.05 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to HERO [ 9c 9d ]
Villian_1 calls [$0.05 USD]
Villian_2 calls [$0.05 USD]
HERO raises [$0.08 USD]
BB_Player folds
Villian_1 calls [$0.05 USD]
Villian_2 calls [$0.05 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 9h, 8s, Kh ]
HERO bets [$0.05 USD]
Villian_1 calls [$0.05 USD]
Villian_2 calls [$0.05 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ Qh ]
HERO bets [$0.10 USD]
Villian_1 calls [$0.10 USD]
Villian_2 calls [$0.10 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ 4d ]
HERO checks
Villian_1 bets [$0.10 USD]
Villian_2 folds
HERO calls [$0.10 USD]
Villian_1 shows [ Ad, Qs ]a pair of Queens.
HERO shows [ 9c, 9d ]three of a kind, Nines.
HERO wins $0.90 USD from the main pot with three of a kind, Nines.


$0.05/$0.10 USD Texas Hold'em - Monday, March 10, 07:35:03 ET 2008
Table Table ###### (Real Money)
Seat 3 is the button
Total number of players : 10
HERO posts small blind [$0.02 USD].
BB_Player posts big blind [$0.05 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to HERO [ 9c 9d ]
Villian_1 calls [$0.05 USD]
Villian_2 calls [$0.05 USD]
HERO raises [$0.08 USD]
BB_Player folds
Villian_1 calls [$0.05 USD]
Villian_2 calls [$0.05 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 9h, 8s, Kh ]
HERO bets [$0.05 USD]
Villian_1 calls [$0.05 USD]
Villian_2 calls [$0.05 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ Qh ]
HERO bets [$0.10 USD]
Villian_1 calls [$0.10 USD]
Villian_2 calls [$0.10 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ 4d ]
HERO checks
Villian_1 bets [$0.10 USD]
Villian_2 folds
HERO calls [$0.10 USD]
Villian_1 shows [ Ad, Qs ]a pair of Queens.
HERO shows [ 9c, 9d ]three of a kind, Nines.
HERO wins $0.90 USD from the main pot with three of a kind, Nines.
 
mrsnake3695

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It's not often you find someone stupid enough to bet the river with a pair of queens with that board. Most of the time when you check villan will gladly check behind, or should anyway.

In answer to your question, yes bet. If you are reraised just call. If you are going to call a bet anyway, you might as well bet. Long term it will make you more money to bet than to check here. And playing limit is about the long term.
 
F Paulsson

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Either bet or check/raise the river (with my preference being betting), but don't check/call. Leading the river is a much clearer decision than whether or not to raise preflop from the SB. Don't get me wrong, I don't think that you were wrong to raise - I'm just putting it in perspective. If you had a tricky decision in this hand, it was preflop. Postflop, the action should have gone bet/bet/bet.
 
Jillychemung

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Never mind, just figured out it was limit.
 
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