This is a discussion on could I win this hand? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Hey guys, I was playing a freeroll today and the hand I lost my chips was that:
First UTG calls 50, some folds, and the guy
Hey guys, I was playing a freeroll today and the hand I lost my chips was that:
First UTG calls 50, some folds, and the guy before me, calls. I raised 300.
UTG calls and the other guy calls too.
FLOP: A A A
UTG bets 600.
the other guy folds
I thought he was trying to steal the pot and I went all win, cause I had the second nuts and the way he played the hand I didn't think he had A.
But UTG had A3o.
Could I win this hand(maybe if i had raised more before the flop)?
You were right in thinking he was trying to steal. Who bets quads on the flop?! I would have gone broke on this hand. Difficult to say if raising more folds this guy who is calling a large raise to begin with.
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I would never fold but i wouldn't raise either. Just let them keep betting and call down, KK on AAA isnt scared of any card hitting because the case A gives you the nuts. So just let villain bet bet bet and if they have the A there isnt anything you can do. When you raise though you allow villain to fold worse hands.
I think that as you said you should have done a hard raise preflop and you would've had the hand probably. However the problem is that when you do this kind of raises you can waste a nice top pair with a hand that you could have won by scaring the low hands. You should have folded with that flop or call instead of going all in to see how he keeps playing but it was a really hard decision since that was a crazy bet having the A, hard read.
Funny how just as I am typing this I got a QQ, early stage of a MTT with blind on 30 and I did a 120 bet and everyone folded...
There's no way you "should" win that hand. Betting huge preflop just to make everyone fold is wasting a premium hand, you at least want one caller. Then post flop you have to get your hand all-in at some point. 2nd nut when the only thing that can beat you is quads . . . absolutely an all-in. Maybe lead them on a bit, but never fold that hand.