Trips and Sets

By James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney


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Table of Contents + Time Links

  1. (0:00) Intro
  2. (0:46 ) Hand 1 - Open with 4s 4d UTG, BTN calls. 3s Jd 4c flop.
  3. (5:22) Hand 2 - Open with 8s 8d UTG, MP + BB call. 5s 8h Qs flop.
  4. (8:46) Hand 3 - BTN opens, Hero 3bets in SB with Ah Ks, BTN calls. 7c Kc Kh flop. [range]
  5. (14:01) Hand 4 - Open with Qs Qh UTG, BB 3bets, Hero calls. Qd 6s 9h flop. [set mining is covered in Baby Pairs]
  6. (17:32) Hand 5 - CO opens, Hero calls with Qh Jh in SB. Jc Jd Ah flop.
  7. (21:35) Hand 6 - UTG opens, CO calls, SB calls, Hero calls with Ah 9h in BB. 4d 9c 9d flop.
  8. (25:49) Hand 7 - UTG min-raises, Hero calls with 5h 5c, BTN calls. 5s 6s 3c flop. [squeeze play, Bluff Squeezes]
  9. (29:13) Hand 8 - Open with Ks 5c from the BTN, SB + BB call. 5h Qc 5d flop.
  10. (33:04) Video recap

Trips and Sets.


  • Type: Hand Replayer
  • Stakes: $50NL
  • Game: 6max
  • Tables: -
  • Length: 00:34:08
  • Added: 10 January 2012

Video overview.

This is another hand history review video that looks at playing trips and sets in cash games (what are trips and sets?). There are 8 hand histories in total at 6max $50NL.

All of the hands involve hitting either trips or a set on the flop. SplitSuit's aim is to help you maximse value from these situations by discussing optimal betting lines and bet sizing. The video covers playing trips and sets both in position (IP) and out of position (OOP), as well as playing in heads-up and multi-way pots on the flop.

As with many other of Split's HH style vids (e.g. HH Review 1, Playing Against Cappers) there's smart use of player HUD stats. If you're not familiar with the likes of Fv3B or ATS, check out HUD Ninja.

There's a very interesting spot starting at 12:02 . SplitSuit discusses the value of calling with the best hand to see Villain's holecards as opposed to raising to try and induce an unlikely call.

This is SplitSuit's very first 6max video for ThePokerBank. Enjoy.

About SplitSuit.

James "SplitSuit" Sweeney is author of Dynamic Full Ring Poker: Beyond The Basics. He also coaches at his personal website He uses the alias *Split* at the 2+2 forums, which is where you can find his famous contributions to the COTW thread.

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