Straights on 1-suited Boards

Today's topic will be straights on 1-suited boards. These situations don't happen that often, but you can win or lose a lot of value depending on the decisions you make. Normally we go broke with a set on a 1-suited board because we often have the best hand. In case we don't have the best hand we still have a lot of outs to improve our hand to a full house. If we have a straight the situation is more difficult. We could have the best hand but if we don't have the best hand we are drawing dead. Compared to the play with sets on these boards our decisions depend a lot more on reads, stats and table history.

Hand 1:

Titan No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10/$0.20BB (Titan HH Converter by Kreatief)

BB ($7.02)
CO ($1.44)
Button ($21.74)
SB ($23.89) (Hero)

Preflop: Hero is SB with J:spade: , 9:heart:
CO calls $0.20, Button calls $0.20, Hero calls $0.10, BB checks,

Flop: 8:diamond: , T:diamond: , 7:diamond: ( $0.8 )
Hero bets $0.80, BB calls $0.80, CO calls $0.80, Button calls $0.80,

Turn: 5:diamond: ( $4 )
Hero checks, BB raises All-In $6.02, 1 folds, Button calls $6.02, Hero folds

We complete with J9o in the SB after 2 limpers and hit our nutstraight. But the board is 1-suited and we play against 3 Villians. We are making a potsize protection bet and get 3 callers. On the turn the 4th diamond appears and we have to play check/fold because our straight is worthless.

Hand 2:

Titan No-Limit Hold'em, $0.10/$0.20BB (Titan HH Converter by Kreatief)

Button ($8.00)
SB ($19.98) (Vpip20,Pfr 10,AF 0,7, 102 hands)
BB ($31.46) (Hero)
CO ($8.10) (Vpip 25,Pfr 4, AF 1,5, 120 hands)

Preflop: Hero is BB with 5:diamond: , 6:diamond:
CO calls $0.20, 1 folds, SB calls $0.10, Hero checks,

Flop: 4:club: , 2:club: , 3:club: ( $0.6 )
SB bets $0.40, Hero raises to 2.0, CO raises All-In $7.9, SB raises $19.38, Hero folds

We are getting a freeplay in the big blind and hit our nutstraight again. We raise the small bet from the small blind to protect against a flushdraw and to find out whether we have the best hand or not. After the all-in from the CO and the all-in from the tight SB we have to assume that our hand isn't good anymore. We have to fold.