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[NL2-NL10] Play aggressively here?

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $1.65 (82.5 bb)
      CO: $6.64 (332 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $2.10 (105 bb)
      SB: $2.34 (117 bb)
      BB: $1.04 (52 bb)
      UTG: $2 (100 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 4 K
      UTG raises to $0.06, MP folds, CO calls $0.06, Hero calls $0.06, SB folds, BB calls $0.04

      I guess I was a bit bored here so I called usually I'd squeeze.

      Flop: ($0.25) Q T K (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG checks, CO checks, Hero bets $0.18, BB calls $0.18, UTG calls $0.18, CO folds

      Turn: ($0.79) 8 (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.50, BB folds, UTG calls $0.50

      So should I play a flush draw this aggressively on two streets on a draw heavy board against multiple opponents? I know my TP isn't good enough.

      River: ($1.79) 5 (2 players)
      UTG bets $1.26 and is all-in, Hero folds

      $1.79 pot ($0.06 rake)
      Final Board: Q T K 8 5
      Hero mucked 4 K and lost (-$0.74 net)
      UTG mucked and won $1.73 ($0.99 net)
  • 2 replies
    • Ickki
      Joined: 08.11.2010 Posts: 962
      I would fold this pre, or 3 bet if you really want to, to isolate or take the pot.

      As played I would not lead out on the flop against so many opponents. You don't have enough fold equity to play your draw this way, and your TPWK is probably behind on this drawy board.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I would prefer just folding pre-flop. UTG range seems to be too strong to 3-bet hands like K4s. I think it is standard bet for value on the flop- likely I would also bet on the turn and then take my free showdown (if I don´t improve to flush or 4x). Kx is often ahead against JJ, QJ, TJ or some other flushdraws and I don´t have to turn my hand into bluff.

      Interesting shove by UTG. You may sometimes see missed flushdraws- maybe some Axs, but since players would usually not shove there unless they have AJ I think folding is usually best

      best regards,