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[NL2-NL10] NL4 SH, maximizing value with flush

    • dienaszaglis
      Joined: 12.06.2008 Posts: 999
      $0.02/$0.04 No Limit Holdem
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by

      UTG ($3.31) 83bb
      UTG+1 ($4.06) 102bb
      HERO (CO) ($4) 100bb
      BTN ($4.30) 108bb
      SB ($7.33) 183bb
      BB ($2.20) 55bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.06, 6 players) HERO is CO 10:spade: K:spade:
      2 folds, HERO raises to $0.12, 1 fold, SB calls $0.10, BB calls $0.08

      Flop: 2:spade: Q:club: 5:spade: ($0.36, 3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, HERO bets $0.22, SB calls $0.22, BB folds

      Turn: 4:spade: ($0.80, 2 players)
      SB bets $0.76, HERO raises to $1.52, SB calls $0.76

      River: K:club: ($3.84, 2 players)
      SB bets $2.73, HERO goes all-in $2.14

      Final Pot: $8.12
      SB shows
      A:spade: K:heart:
      HERO shows
      10:spade: K:spade:

      Villain is 68/15, AF:2.2, 75h


      Could bet 1bb bigger, but pretty standard.

      When the villain donks pot on the turn, I can see him having Qx, A3, 22, 55 and of course, flush. I think, I like minraising better than shoving. I don`t want to fold out his weaker holdings and if he`s got the flush, straight or slowplayed set, all the money is going in anyway.

      Also, by minraising, I got about 1/2 pot bet left to shove on the river.
  • 2 replies
    • PhoenixPhreak
      Joined: 15.04.2011 Posts: 335
      Do you think min-raising the turn might be giving too good of odds for hitting the nut flush if villain has As in their range? Or is it such a small part of their range to not worry about? Maybe the same question for a villain with a set who now believes you definitely have the flush...?
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Raising preflop is fine.

      On the flop we have one overcard, nut FD and also we are IP so betting is fine.

      I actually don't mind not shoving the turn, although there might me some bad river cards that would kill the action.
      Anyways, if you are going to raise, just make it around $1.85. In this case, he still has to call a small amount, bu on the river he'd have to call less than 1/2 pot so he would be more inclined to do this with a weaker range.