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[NL2-NL10] Damn these Flush Draws

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players

      BB: $18.60 (186 bb) 19/10/2.5/2.3/21/134
      MP: $14.66 (146.6 bb)
      CO: $3.82 (38.2 bb)
      BTN: $10.25 (102.5 bb)
      Hero (SB): $10 (100 bb) 11/11/3.5/0.0/17/37

      Preflop: Hero is SB with Q Q
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, BB calls $0.30

      Flop: ($0.80) 3 5 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, BB calls $0.60

      I think a 3/4th pot bet should be fine here.

      Turn: ($2) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.24, BB calls $1.24

      Ok, so should I bet for value here or for protection and what should be the right amount? I have a set here which could definitely improve but I wouldn't want him to continue to play with stuff like A :club: or K :club: or any :club: for that matter. He could also have completed a flush here.

      Do you think this could be a spot to play way ahead way behind and just take the passive way and just check/call the turn? Why I'm thinking about a check/call is because if he makes a decent raise on the turn I'd have to make a crying fold as I'd have just 22% equity against a made flush.

      River: ($4.48) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $2.99, Hero folds

      The river is just a party pooper. I don't think there's any point even to block bet here.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello maheepsangari,

      Well, you should already ask on the turn how many worse hands do you pay you anyways there? If you get raised you practically have to Bet/Fold it. Also the bet size is just a sign of weakness which can easily be raised. :(

      Best Regards.