[NL2-NL10] NL10 middle pair + flush draw

    • LimeAndCoconut
      LimeAndCoconut
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.12.2007 Posts: 96
      I never know when to just call with a good draw and when to raise. What's the best way to play this?

      Full Tilt Poker, $0.05/$0.10 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 9 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      UTG+1: $6.30
      UTG+2: $2.20
      MP1: $13.15
      Hero (MP2): $9.90
      CO: $2.25
      BTN: $1.90
      SB: $8.85
      BB: $9.30
      UTG: $9.15

      Pre-Flop: 9:heart: 8:heart: dealt to Hero (MP2)
      2 folds, UTG+2 calls $0.10, MP1 folds, Hero calls $0.10, 2 folds, SB calls $0.05, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.40) 8:spade: 4:heart: T:heart: (4 Players)
      SB bets $0.40, 2 folds, Hero raises to $1.20, SB calls $0.80

      Turn: ($2.80) 5:spade: (2 Players)
      SB bets $3, Hero folds

      Results: $2.80 Pot ($0.25 Rake)
      SB mucked and WON $2.55 (+$1.25 NET)
  • 4 replies
    • ancha666
      ancha666
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.01.2008 Posts: 169
      hello!

      it wasn't bad play - you gave a try raising on the flop and folded correctly on turn.
      In my opinion, calling on the flop would be even better - if you caught the flush then you would have to play it with high caution since your heart is only 9 high and because of this you don't want to play for big pot...
    • swissmoumout
      swissmoumout
      Bronze
      Joined: 23.02.2007 Posts: 3,385
      Originally posted by ancha666
      if you caught the flush then you would have to play it with high caution since your heart is only 9 high and because of this you don't want to play for big pot...
      It's almost always right to play a flush all-in, since it's very unlikely that someone has a better one.

      If you believe you have good implied odds when you hit (which isn't usually the case with flushes) then you could perhaps call, since you have ~30% chance of hitting, and are getting a little less than 2:1 odds. However I think a fold is also good
    • Thorsten77
      Thorsten77
      Black
      Joined: 28.05.2006 Posts: 12,896
      Raise little more on the flop (PS Raise). Fold the turn. The donk is very strong and you don't get the odds to call.
    • ancha666
      ancha666
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.01.2008 Posts: 169
      Originally posted by Thorsten77
      Raise little more on the flop (PS Raise). Fold the turn. The donk is very strong and you don't get the odds to call.
      But it's possible that villain caught three of a kind since he limped in (88,44). In this case I really wouldn't rush in building big pots with unmade hands...IMO..
      no?