[NL2-NL10] NL5 3-handed SH 95s flopped flush

    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,994
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      0,03/0,05 No-Limit Hold'em (3 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 9:spade: , 5:spade:
      BU calls $0,05, Hero calls $0,02, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0,15) J:spade: , 8:spade: , 4:spade: (3 players)
      Hero bets $0,15, BB raises to $0,60, BU raises to $1,05, Hero raises to $4,79 (All-In), BB folds, BU calls $2,56 (All-In), Hero gets uncalled bet back (All-In).
      what to do against stacks and resistance?

      Turn: ($7,97) T:diamond:
      River: ($7,97) Q:club: (2 players)

      Final Pot: $7,97
  • 4 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      you´re likely getting all-in a lot of times against better flush if he made that large raise.
      I would likely start out b/c flop and decide on the turn. It is limped pot, so you don´t really need top play for stacks (unless you know that player is going crazy his two pair or A high flushdraws)
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Tomaloc,

      Preflop: Don't complete with such hands! BU ain't even fully stacked.

      As played
      Postflop: There is no way we can Bet/Call it. If we Call it we will be committed anyways. Only option would be to Bet/Fold it and most likely I would consider doing that. But now again what's your plan with Calling preflop? And then when hitting hardly give up? Rather fold it preflop. ;)

      Best regards.
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 6,994
      yeah the preflop call was really bad. i'll narrate this hand and try to make it look cool:

      as i clicked the call button the voices in my head immediately came to me "what the hell? since when did you turn into typical loose-passive guy calling with terribad suited trash OOP?"
      so i was preparing to c/f if i hit worse than top pair... but then... the flop came :f_o: and i went like "oh my, that call really sucked but i guess i can win now"
      then i quickly went for bet/broke, and my reasoning went like:

      - i wasn't really hoping to hit anything else (this is okay)
      - the probability of these guys also having a (higher!) made flush is quite low (this is not - one shouldn't let his guard down for when that actually happens... i knew that BU guy mostly did this minraise move with very good hands, and obviously even more into 2 opp showing great strength. still i hoped for set, low flush or something)

      the thing is, i guess i could bet/broke against 1 opp but against a raiser and a reraiser (against my potsize bet!) if i'm not beat they at least have very good equity against me.
      so i guess i could still fold to the 3bet. but i shoved and...

      Turn: ($7,97) T:spade:
      River: ($7,97) Q:club: (2 players)
      no backdoor straight flush... close call though :f_frown:

      Final Pot: $7,97

      Results follow:

      BU shows a flush, king high (K 6)
      Hero shows (9 5)

      BU wins with a flush, king high (K 6)

      all in all, i guess i deserved it :f_p:
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      At least from mistakes we learning. :)