Straights on 1-suited boards in raised pots

Last week, we covered the topic of playing with straights on 1-suited boards under the assumption that hero gets a free play in blind position (SB/BB). This week, I want to introduce the play in raised pots. The main difference, in general, is that we have a PFA and that we are in a multi-way pot nearly every time.

Here is such a situation:

Hand 1:

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

Button ($27.47) (Hero)
SB ($24.05)
BB ($16.40)
MP2 ($20.32)
MP3 ($21.19)
CO ($4.20)

Preflop: Hero is Button with 9:diamond: , T:diamond:
MP2 raises to 0.8, MP3 calls $0.80, CO calls $0.80, Hero calls $0.80, SB calls $0.70, BB calls $0.60,

Here we call with a SC on the button after an UTG-raise and 3 callers. That is because we have position, good pot odds and a relative tight table, thus we receive very good implied odds.

Now the flop brings:

Flop: 7:heart: , 8:heart: , J:heart: ( $4.0 )

A good flop for us, we hit our nut straight. The board is 3-suited though.

SB checks, MP2 bets $4.00, MP3 calls $4.00, 1 folds, Hero raises to 26.67

Hero has 2 options: push or fold. I think a push would be just the thing here since MP2 holds pretty much never a made flush, I rather see a TP+FD, set or OP + FD. A call from MP3 might mean a lot of things, maybe also a combination of draws, although a high card made flush is very rare as well. A low card flush would have been raised by him due to protection. A call is by no means the right decision because we have to protect our hand in order to give none of the villains correct odds for a flush draw.


Hand 2:

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

SB ($27.47) (Hero)
BB ($24.05)
MP2 ($16.40)
MP3 ($20.32)
CO ($21.19)
Button ($4.20)

Preflop: Hero is SB with 6:spade: , 7:spade:
MP2 raises to 0.8, MP3 calls $0.80, CO calls $0.80, 1 folds, Hero calls $0.70, BB calls $0.60,

Here we call with a SC in the SB after one raise with 3 callers. We get here very good pot- and implied odds as well.

Flop: 8:diamond: , 9:diamond: , T:diamond: ( $4 )

We hit a straight on a 3-suited Board which is not the nut straight though. Now we can choose between a donk and c/rai. We decide for c/rai since it is a multi-way pot an and we can assume that at least one of the villains starts betting.


Flop: 8:diamond: , 9:diamond: , T:diamond: ( $4 )
Hero checks, BB bets $4.00, MP3 raises to 15.0, CO raises to 21.19, Hero ?

It's not nice to see that 2 villains are willing to play for their whole stack whilst we aren't holding the nut straight. Now, a fold is justifiable and the right decision.