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[NL2-NL10] nl5 - passive play with flush

    • Philfox1985
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      should raise turn / at least bet river?

      Known players:

      0.03/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.102 by

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8:diamond: , 5:diamond:
      CO calls $0.05, BU folds, SB raises to $0.10, Hero calls $0.05, CO calls $0.05.

      Flop: ($0.30) J:diamond: , 9:diamond: , 6:heart: (3 players)
      SB bets $0.05, Hero calls $0.05, CO calls $0.05.

      Turn: ($0.45) 3:diamond: (3 players)
      SB bets $0.45, Hero calls $0.45, CO folds.

      River: ($1.35) J:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $1.35

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      SB shows (As 3c)
      Hero shows a flush, jack high (8d 5d)

      Hero wins with a flush, jack high (8d 5d)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Philfox1985,

      Preflop: I would rather advice not to play such hands. :D You just putting yourself way too often into difficult spots. Also when you even skipping a lot value postflop and ain't taking stabs with draws then rather don't play with them.

      As played
      Flop: Well, either way is actually fine, either you raise with your FD+GS but as well taking the odds is totally fine. There is another guy in the pot as well, we might drag him along.
      Turn: Although I don't really see why you shouldn't be raising for value here? Even if he is potting we still need to get value from some sets any other type of hands and maybe even 1card FD. If I would play those hands preflop then I would also plan to raise for value in those spots. That's for sure that the opponent has a strong line here by betting small on flop and then turn big but he could easily even have a lot worse hands than just flush.

      As played
      River: Well, I'd still threw a small value bet here while you played it pretty passively. He could easily even have the Jx or either way worse pairs/PPs which will pay you.

      Best Regards.