I'm in seat 4, $400 behind, and limp-in with x♣-x♠. Seat 6, on the button, makes it $11. Seat 7 is a retired gentleman who has built a nice stack by playing a lot of hands. He raises it to $22. Seat 3 calls and I call knowing seat 6 will also come along. As predicted, seat 6 calls and four of us see the flop. The flop is 5♥-5♠-A♦ and I don't like it.
At this point, what could my opponents be holding. Seat 7 raised out of position, he most likely is holding premiums. Seat 6 bet $11 initially, he might have a big ace or a mid pair. I'm not sure what seat 3 might be holding, but he didn't impress me with his play earlier.
Surprisingly, it's checked around on the flop! The turn is a 3♦ and we all checked again. I checked thinking that I was way ahead and one more free card wasn't a big deal. What I should have been thinking is the size of the pot and placing a $60 bet to take it down. The river was 5♣! What a terrible card. Seat 7 bets $20 and only gets a call from seat 6. Seat 7 shows Q♦-Q♥ and seat 6 folds.
Looking back at the hand, if one of my three opponents had an ace and I bet $60 on the turn, would he have called? If he calls, the river kills my hand and I lose $88. What bet on the turn would get A,x to fold and non ace hands to fold?
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I was dealt 3,3