Almost Folding a Set
by Jonathan Little | Published: Apr 16, 2014
I recently played a hand in the $7,500 Niagara Falls WPT event where I possibly should have found a tight fold on the flop with a set. With 30,000 effective stacks at 100-200-(25), a loose-passive player limped from first position, a good, tricky player made it 425 from second position, a tight player called in fourth position, I called in the hijack with 3 3, and the small blind (SB), big blind (BB) and first position players called. I think calling the 425 raise preflop is by far the only play that makes any sense. I am risking very few chips to win a lot if I flop a set, and I will be likely to get paid off if I hit due to the number of players in the pot. I don’t think there is much room for debate about the preflop play. The flop came 7 5 3. ...
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