[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR - Straight in freeplay pot

    • numbnutter
      Joined: 21.09.2011 Posts: 139
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9, 6.
      3 folds, BU calls $0.02, SB folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.05) T, 8, 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.03, BU calls $0.03.

      Turn: ($0.11) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.08, BU calls $0.08.

      River: ($0.27) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.19, BU calls $0.19.

      Final Pot: $0.65.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a straight, ten high(9 6).
      BU shows a pair of tens(T Q).

      Hero wins with a straight, ten high(9 6).

      Are my bets too small here? Initially I didn't want to bet too big in case he had the flush already and was slowplaying - but should I be making flushdraws/made hands pay bigger?
  • 2 replies
    • cpers
      Joined: 17.04.2011 Posts: 566
      Don't think you should be afraid of flush here.
      So I think you should bet bigger like 0.04-0.06 on the flop to protect your hand, besides even if you're up against a flush, that doesn't mean he has the best flush he might still fold his hand if you protect your hand plus he only has less than 50 bb - this is just my opinion but I think you could even call a push on the flop here.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello numbnutter,

      Nah, I doubt that I would play it much differently. I might even bet it bigger on every street. :)

      Best Regards.