Game is 1/3 NL Hold'Em at Encore Las Vegas.

Pre-Flop: Hero (in late position) has Ah Kd. Raises to $10; has $450 behind. Three players call.

Flop: As 4c 2c

  1. Player 1 acts first. Is all-in for $60
  2. Player 2 thinks for a bit (maybe 10 seconds) and calls. Has $900 behind.
  3. Player 3 thinks for a couple seconds and raises to $160. Has $140 behind.

What do you do?


Hero chose to fold here; only in for $20 with just TPTK. What ended up happening is Player 2 pondered more and called. Turned out Player 1 had Ac 5c, Player 2 had 4d 3d, and Player 3 had Kc Jc. In the end, no straight or flush landed.

  • 1
    How can you come in for the first raise in late position and have 3 callers, but have position on them all? Is there a straddle?
    – Raymond
    Nov 7, 2017 at 18:10
  • @RaymondTimmermans Maybe other players limped in? Is that correct @Craig?
    – Toby Booth
    Nov 7, 2017 at 18:36
  • Other players limped
    – Craig
    Nov 7, 2017 at 19:12

1 Answer 1


That's a pretty easy fold. You're likely up against some combination of two pair, a set, a straight and a nut flush draw.

The first player could have anything, but likely has top pair with medium kicker or a weak two pair. He could have the Ac for a blocker/backdoor draw, although I suspect player 3 is holding that card.

I'd put the second player on a draw, possibly even a gutshot draw with a pair, as he just called. If he had called sooner, I'd put him on a stronger hand, trying to trap.

The third player's raise seems to indicate strength here, so at worst, I would put him on the nut flush draw with AT+, or A3 or A5, but likely he hit his set of 2's or 4's.

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