This is a discussion on Pocket Rockets within the online poker forums, in the Cash Games section; I am on the Button with aces in 1/2 live cash game. It limps around to me I bet $25 the flop come 3d 9d
I am on the Button with aces in 1/2 live cash game. It limps around to me I bet $25 the flop come 3d 9d 10d it folds to the small blind bets $75 I call and it folds to me and me and the small blind are heads up. The turn card is A of clubs small blind shoves do I call the $400? Or fold with the board being flush heavy? I end up folding did I make the right flold? Trip aces vs flush heavy board.
I think you're more likely to be in an overpair situation where your villain is trying to represent having an ace (whereas he likely holds a lower pocket pair). You can't fold a set of aces here just because he might have a flush. It's just too unlikely and you will lose money if you do that over the long run. It is a call here for me.
Is he going to be shoving there and risking driving you out of the pot with a flush maybe he's got a low flush and wants protection from single diamond hands like AX with the ace of diamonds from catching and improving. Think it could go either way depending on your read and previous history v this player but think it's a call for me
You got to think about the player you’re playing, how many hands you’ve seen them play. If they have been playing straight up, tight, and aggressive I can see a fold in your hand played.
I think you call if you think you got it and fold if you think you’re beat. You really just need a read on the villain. Which, isn’t always easy, but you’re most likely not folding top set most of the time.
If you had the Ac you got a better reason to call.
Here’s my example from last night.
Winstar - 1/2 Cash Game
Straddle UTG $4. 2 calls. I’m in the Small Blind and raise to $20 with AdAs . Straddle calls . Everyone else folds.
Flop 2cAh9c, flop top set
I raise to $20 straddle calls.
I raise to $30. Straddle calls.
Raise to $75. Straddle raises to $140 (~$100 behind)
I call. Turn over top set.
Straddle turns over 5c8c.
On this board I’d likely 3-bet villains $75 raise and be prepared to go all in if they 4-bet.
And as played on turn , Weve got top set and 10 outs to beat a flush and if we hold Ad we have a few more outs. If they have a set here with no diamonds they have one out. So all in is ez call here.
The chance of someone flopping a flush is around 2%. But say villain doesn’t shove the turn and then by simply calling the turn if a diamond hits the river and doesn’t pair the board and we do not hold Ad there’s a real tough decision.
As played I’m 3-betting turn and ready to get it all in on that bet or all in against 4-bet depends on stake sizes and how deep we go with raising each other.
Patience and discipline are two skills you must master to succeed at poker long term.