August 24th, 2009

Triple draw hand

I don't usually post hands, but this one has me thinking. It's a 5-10 TD 2-7 game on Stars, and you've only been in the game for about ten minutes. I'm going to give the hand from two different perspectives.



Perspective A: You open raise with a pat 8-7 from mid position. (I believe it was an 87543.) The small blind makes it three bets, and you cap. The small blind draws one, and you rap pat. The small blind bets into you, you raise, and the small blind three bets.

What strategy do you adopt here, and why?


Perspective B: There's an open raise in mid-position. You three-bet from the small blind with 2357, and mid-position caps. You draw one and catch a 6, for 23567, or #3. You bet, mid-position raises. You three-bet, and mid-position caps.

What strategy do you adopt here, and why?


Triple draw isn't my best game, but it's one of the things that I play sort of recreationally when I have a little bit of time to kill.