how to get more action after flopping a monster?

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Jacare

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sorry i dont have the hand history text right from the program so the explanation of the hand is more organized

also this hand was played a couple of days ago but the cards are accurate but i dont remember all the bets exactly. if it so happens that the amounts will contribute so much to the responses to the thread i will go searching for the amounts

Ring game- .05/.10 Blinds

4 Players

My hole cards: AsQd

raise preflop

all 3 call

Other 3 cards are unknown as they all ended up folding...

Flop comes Ah, 2c, Ac

i check hoping to get some people drawing for a flush to lead out, nothing.

turn comes Ad

i then lead out with a bet and all fold.

should i have just waited till the river to bet out? hopefully let someone maybe pair up and hit a full house?

thanks for the input.

like i said i played this hand a couple of days ago and if needed ill go through the hand history to get accurate bets, position, etc...

thanks for the input!!

Jacare
 
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Yeah, I would check to the river and make a bet about half the pot. Sometimes you can't make much money with a monster hand.
 
Schatzdog

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Three aces out cripples the board so you probably aren't going to get action. Check down to the river maybe someone will lead at it if they pair for a fullhouse or you catch a bluffer.
 
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all of the above, nothing more to add.
 
pezjb

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Also it is pretty tough to get action with that board with only three other players.
 
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You gotta look at your opponents. If you have a calling station in the hand then bet it out. If you have a guy that always tries to steal pots then check. Most cases at this stake betting would be your best bet. I would make very small bets all the way through. If someone has something then they'll pay you but if not you don't lose anything.
 
Bombjack

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Why are you giving free cards if you think someone might be drawing to a flush?

You're also giving someone with an Ace and lower kicker or a pocket pair the chance to outdraw you to a full house. Flush draws and Aces will of course call a bet on the flop.

And then on the turn you're saying "OH NOES, THIS CARD KILLED MY ACTION :(".

You really really need to bet the flop and it's not worth going into anything more advanced until you understand why.
 
Afterlife000

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Yeah you probably should have checked and let the others players bet if they had a draw or pair. But if it was more people like 9 or 10, you probably would have got more action.
 
Bombjack

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No-one is going to be stupid enough to bet this flop if they have a flush draw or underpair. They'll happily take a free card. On the other hand, they may not believe you have the Ace if you bet it.

This is not really a monster flop for you at all - it's no better than flopping a single Ace. Think about it.
 
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