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[NL2-NL10] NL4 - 55 flush bet on end?

    • BigZebula
      BigZebula
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.01.2012 Posts: 11
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1 (Hero):
      $4.00
      MP2:
      $4.10
      MP3:
      $1.64
      CO:
      $4.06
      BU:
      $1.86
      SB:
      $1.10
      BB:
      $1.60
      UTG1:
      $3.98
      UTG2:
      $4.52


      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with 5, 5.
      2 folds, Hero calls $0.04, 4 folds, SB calls $0.02, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.12) 4, Q, 2 (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.09, SB calls $0.09, BB folds.

      Turn: ($0.3) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.21, SB calls $0.21.

      River: ($0.72) 3 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.51, SB calls $0.51.

      Final Pot: $1.74.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a flush, queen high(5 5).
      SB shows a flush, queen high(2 J).

      SB wins with a flush, queen high(2 J).


      So I limp - as per BSS SHC for small-pair in middle position with no raise.

      On the flop I have a flush draw - although I am aware of Q. But after 2 checks I feel I have to bet 3/4 pot to get more info. The fold is good, and the call doesn't worry me.

      Villain's stats: VP$IP = 16 PFR = 4 Aggr = 0.3

      On the Turn I make my flush - so feel compelled to bet again (3/4 pot). Now the call does concern me somewhat.

      The 3 on the river doesn't worry me because a straight can't beat me, but now there seems a good chance the villain has also made a flush as the bets haven't scared him off.

      Would you say it was right to make the final bet with a 5 high flush? Or should I have checked to see what the villain did?

      If I had checked, and he bet about 0.50c - should I call?

      Any other observations with regard to my previous bets?
  • 3 replies
    • numbnutter
      numbnutter
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2011 Posts: 139
      Put yourself in villains position:

      With such an obvious flush out there, would you call a bet if you had worse? Likewise, would you bet out on the river with a hand that is worse than a flush, or just try to see a cheap showdown?
      If you think about it you will realise he has the flush almost always here, and every other flush beats you (well except 3 :club: , but that isn't so likely)
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello BigZebula,

      Overplayed your hand here, why do you Bet the turn? Why do you Bet the river? What worse hands Call you mate? :)

      Best Regards.
    • BigZebula
      BigZebula
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.01.2012 Posts: 11
      Thanks for you time. Very helpful.