[NL2-NL10] against flush?

    • thunderbird56
      thunderbird56
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      Joined: 02.12.2007 Posts: 2,179
      Full Tilt Poker
      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.05/$0.10
      5 players
      Converter

      Stack sizes:
      UTG: $16.55
      CO: $2.60
      Button: $7.30
      thunderbird56: $23.95
      BB: $10

      Pre-flop: (5 players) thunderbird56 is SB with A 5
      2 folds, Button calls $0.1 (pot was $0.15), thunderbird56 calls $0.05 (pot was $0.25), BB checks.

      Flop: 9 4 3 ($0.3, 3 players)
      thunderbird56 bets $0.2, BB folds, Button calls $0.2 (pot was $0.5).

      Turn: 2 ($0.7, 2 players)
      thunderbird56 bets $0.5, Button raises to $1, thunderbird56 calls $0.5 (pot was $2.2).

      River: 4 ($2.7, 2 players)
      thunderbird56 bets $0.9, Button raises to $1.8, thunderbird56 calls $0.9 (pot was $5.4).

      Results:
      Final pot: $6.3
  • 5 replies
    • helemaalnicks
      helemaalnicks
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      Joined: 21.09.2007 Posts: 7,195
      i don't think you are up against a flush here. I like your bet on the flop, because it's monchrome, thus scary. It's very unlikely he has a flush, and i'd rather think hes protecting against a flush. I think you played it well. nh.

      you could argue about the call preflop, but i don't think it's really wrong play 5handed.
    • degnic
      degnic
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      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      Why do you bet flop? You have gutshot with 3 diamonds on board already, which is complete trashand imo. Too often you get called by A/K/Q of :diamond: anyway. check/fold flop, turnplay is ok, river I check/call or check/fold depending how much villain bets. You don't beat much with your hand.
    • helemaalnicks
      helemaalnicks
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      Joined: 21.09.2007 Posts: 7,195
      Why do you bet flop? You have gutshot with 3 diamonds on board


      it's 3handed. There often isn't a a k or q of diamonds out there. You have a lot of folding equity because it's a monochrome board. I think this is a good sheer bluff. The gutshot is a nice way out if you do get called. I really like this play.
    • Nunki
      Nunki
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      Joined: 25.10.2006 Posts: 865
      Originally posted by helemaalnicks
      Why do you bet flop? You have gutshot with 3 diamonds on board


      it's 3handed. There often isn't a a k or q of diamonds out there. You have a lot of folding equity because it's a monochrome board. I think this is a good sheer bluff. The gutshot is a nice way out if you do get called. I really like this play.
      This is a bad spot to bluff.

      A lot of big :diamond: 's are likely to call besides other random stuff (especially at NL10). You could even be drawing dead. You are also OOP so are never too likely to know where you stand in the hand with no control over the pot to boot. Neither did you show strength PF.

      Check fold the flop and its not even close.
    • Peter87
      Peter87
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      Joined: 05.04.2006 Posts: 13,565