[NL2-NL10] Set vs. Possible Flush

    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
      Gold
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Hi,

      I've had a doubt about these kinda hands from a long time. When you hit a set on two suited flop and the turn completes a possible flush, should you raise/fold or check/call? Although it wouldn't have made a difference in this hand but I am concerned about how to handle the turn, I was expecting him to have two :club: s.

      $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 9 Players


      UTG+1: $3.64 (72.8 bb)
      UTG+2: $4.77 (95.4 bb) 35/20/2.5/11.1/20
      MP1: $5 (100 bb)
      MP2: $5 (100 bb)
      MP3: $5 (100 bb)
      CO: $2.56 (51.2 bb)
      BTN: $11.91 (238.2 bb)
      Hero (SB): $5.07 (101.4 bb)
      BB: $2.86 (57.2 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 4 4
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 raises to $0.30, 5 folds, Hero calls $0.28, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.65) T 4 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, UTG+2 calls $0.40

      Turn: ($1.45) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, UTG+2 bets $0.75, Hero calls $0.75

      River: ($2.95) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.82, UTG+2 raises to $3.32 and is all-in, Hero calls $1.50

      Results: $9.59 pot ($0.47 rake)
      Final Board: T 4 2 A A
      UTG+2 showed T T and won $9.12 ($4.35 net)
      Hero showed 4 4 and lost (-$4.77 net)
  • 4 replies
    • michel2311
      michel2311
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.11.2011 Posts: 2,121
      Bet/fold on turn. If villain has a flush he normally will raise you. If he calls I would shove on the river because i hit the full-house. Just unlucky that he dominates you.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello maheepsangari,

      Flop: What's the reason for donking here in here first place?

      As played
      Turn: I would just continue betting, we might still need to protect our hand and if we get raised then most likely we are behind anyways.

      As played
      River: Most likely I'd just ship it directly.

      Best Regards.
    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
      Gold
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      I donk bet because I feared a check behind and a completed draw on the turn. I wanted to protect my hand which is why I donk bet.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by maheepsangari
      I donk bet because I feared a check behind and a completed draw on the turn. I wanted to protect my hand which is why I donk bet.
      Yeah, it's fine but often times if we expect the opponent to CB in those spots with high % then rather just Check/Raise.