Trips against a slow player

Whats your move?

  • check - slow play the hand and show weakness

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • raise small

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • raise average

    Votes: 3 75.0%
  • ALL IN!

    Votes: 1 25.0%

  • Total voters
    4
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Sandro17

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You're in a table of 8

You look at your cards, you see 2 red jacks 2 players called the blind before you your chip stack is 20000 the others have

15000 in chips -a Slow Player (slow plays most of his hands) Tight-Agressive

14000 in chips a Tight-Agressive player

Blinds are 500-1000

You raise 2000

agressive player folds

slow player calls

Flop is A J 4 rainbow

You know you have him. He check-raises most of his hands on the flop despite having top pair ,trips and a nut straight on the flop a few hands ago.

slow player checks

Whats your move?

check and probably try to trap him. allow him to draw a card maybe to give him 2 pairs? Theres no flush draw but it could be risky considering that he could have a hand like KQ and is waiting for a 10

You can also raise low and try to induce a re-rasie from him. The risky part is that if he has nothing he WILL fold.
 
HairyLegz

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I tend to go with the mentality of never slow-playing trips, it's a very dangerous game. So in this case I'd push and try and take the pot right there. Assuming what you said is accurate the pot should be 7000, which accounts to roughly 1/3 of your current stack, so it's more than enough to add to your pile of chips. IMO there's no need to risk absorbing more chips from the said player if there's a chance he may catch a winning card on the turn/river.

Also, by pushing, you're giving him worse pot odds so if he was on a straight draw then calling your bet would make him mathematically incorrect. By exerting pressure on your opponent he will more often than not lay his hand down.

Mind you, if he has Aces, then you're royally screwed.
 
bubbasbestbabe

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One choice was left out. I would pot raise.Two reasons. If he does have a set of As he will be gunning. If he doesn't and you know you have him say with AK you will be taking down a very nice pot. With this raise you aren't risking your whole stack and you might get a call
 
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See bold below.

You're in a table of 8

You look at your cards, you see 2 red jacks 2 players called the blind before you your chip stack is 20000 the others have

15000 in chips -a Slow Player (slow plays most of his hands) Tight-Agressive

14000 in chips a Tight-Agressive player

Blinds are 500-1000

You raise 2000 Raise more with a hand like that.

agressive player folds

slow player calls

Flop is A J 4 rainbow

You know you have him. He check-raises most of his hands on the flop despite having top pair ,trips and a nut straight on the flop a few hands ago.

slow player checks

Whats your move? Pot sized bet.

check and probably try to trap him. allow him to draw a card maybe to give him 2 pairs? Theres no flush draw but it could be risky considering that he could have a hand like KQ and is waiting for a 10

You can also raise low and try to induce a re-rasie from him. The risky part is that if he has nothing he WILL fold.
 
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Dingodaddy23

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bet between 1/2 and 2/3 of pot, if he raises push, if he calls, pot the turn and push river
 
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