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[NL2-NL10] Blind steal in NL10 6-max turned into flopped flush

    • Zareos
      Joined: 16.05.2009 Posts: 240
      My pokertracker3 graph says this move was +EV, but I'm not sure about it. Should I have folded turn? I thought he was representing anything from two-pair, a set, a straight or a flush. He pot size bet on flop, then turn. I thought he was protecting a set from the very flushy flop.

      I know stealing with 98s from CO is potentially loose, but I had a tight reputation on the table, most of my steals were working and my previous showdown hands were AA and KK, so I felt my reputation could have enabled me to take down the pot pre-flop or with a cbet. I do like to keep a slightly wide BB Steal range particularly in 6max. Had I been 3bet preflop, I would have folded.

      Pacific Poker - $0.10 NL - Holdem - 6 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      BTN: $2.44
      SB: $9.63
      BB: $10.70
      UTG: $11.97
      MP: $10.00
      Hero (CO): $13.47

      SB posts SB $0.05, BB posts BB $0.10

      Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero has 8:club: 9:club:

      fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.40, fold, SB calls $0.35, fold

      Flop: ($0.90, 2 players) J:club: Q:club: 4:club:
      SB bets $0.90, Hero raises to $2.30, SB calls $1.40

      Turn: ($5.50, 2 players) 9:diamond:
      SB bets $5.50, Hero raises to $10.77, SB calls $1.43

      River: ($19.36, 2 players) Q:spade:

      SB shows Q:diamond: J:heart: (Full House, Queens full of Jacks) (Pre 60%, Flop 17%, Turn 9%)
      Hero shows 8:club: 9:club: (Flush, Queen High) (Pre 40%, Flop 83%, Turn 91%)
      SB wins $18.40

      I got my money in ahead, but was it the right call I didn't have a very strong flush (gutshot straight-flush draw excluded)? It could easily have been flush < flush.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Zareos,

      Nah, I doubt that I am getting away here. But what I would do is that I would raise it bigger on the flop and then most likely play for the stacks. You practically min-raise there. :)

      Best Regards.