Set of 3♦3♣ on the Turn, what do you do here?
Decision Point: In a Cash Game, MP1, MP2, the Cutoff, and the Small Blind all call. You are in the Big Blind with 3♦3♣, and you call. The Flop comes 2♥3♥5♠. The Small Blind checks, you bet, and MP1 raises. It folds around to you and you reraise. MP1 calls. The Turn is the J♣. Action is on you, what do you do here?
Pro Answer: After flopping a set from the Big Blind, we bet out into the field on this multiway coordinated flop. Our opponent raises, we reraise, and they called.
Despite the presence of possible straights or a higher set, our hand still has enough value in this situation to warrant another bet. When analyzing poker hands, always make sure to put your opponent on a range of hands when determining your best course of action.
Hands like A4, 46, 55, or JJ are all a part of your opponent’s range (and all are currently beating you), but so are hands which you beat, like lower sets (22), two pair (32, 53) many heart draws (such as Ah5h) and overpairs to the flop (such as TT).
Against your opponent’s overall range, your set is a favorite to win this hand. You should bet here for value and know that your bet commits you to this pot.
Don’t simply put your opponent on one hand, play against their range.
What would you do here?
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