View Full Version : What do you put him on?

08-14-2004, 05:49 AM
.50/1 blinds. I'm new to the table, the BB is unknown to me.

I limp UTG with A/images/graemlins/diamond.gif Q/images/graemlins/spade.gif Q/images/graemlins/club.gif 3/images/graemlins/diamond.gif. Three other players limp and the SB completes. The BB raises to $2 and everyone calls.

Flop: 9/images/graemlins/club.gif 6/images/graemlins/diamond.gif 2/images/graemlins/diamond.gif

BB checks and I bet the pot, $11.40. Everyone folds to the BB who min-raises to $22.80. I call.

Turn: 8/images/graemlins/spade.gif

He bets the pot, $54.75.

I thought his preflop and flop play were a little unusual and wasn't sure what to put him on. What range of hands would you put a typical player on after the flop check raise, and how, if at all, does the turn bet change your read?

Also, feel free to comment on my flop play.

08-14-2004, 05:52 PM
AA7x with one suit.
Or some odball hand where he spiked a set on the flop.

KK99 or whatever.

08-14-2004, 10:43 PM
Online? Could be deuces. Could be anything. I think the bet on the flop is fine after his check - you have a legit hand and might just take it down now. The min reraise opens a few question marks. Your call is fine. He could have a really good wrap - and doesn't want to scare you off. So that's JT98/7 or similar, possibly with the flush draw. That hand would be consistent with a sweetener raise PF as well. 8, and his hand came in, he bets to protect it.

That's the rational read. I suspect it probably wasn't quite as good as that. Perhaps he had bottom set/top two and wanted to test the water, and bets the turn to force out a draw.

You had to fold.

08-15-2004, 11:56 PM
Sort of.

I folded to the turn bet and he told me he flopped top set.

08-16-2004, 01:17 AM
maybe a hand with 2 pairs in it?

08-16-2004, 12:15 PM
I'm not sure I'm crazy about the flop bet, but what do I know. seems like it's not too hard to get checkraised and if it gets checked through maybe someone hits a lower flush and pay you off bigtime.