[NL2-NL10] Barreling flush draw

    • Fonyman
      Fonyman
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.07.2009 Posts: 55
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB:
      $13.34
      BB:
      $15.03
      MP2 (Hero):
      $27.04
      MP3:
      $10.00
      CO:
      $12.04
      BU:
      $3.62


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with A, Q.
      Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BU calls $0.30, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.75) 6, 9, J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.36, BU calls $0.36.

      Turn: ($1.47) T (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.80, BU calls $0.80.

      River: ($3.07) 5 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.20, BU folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $3.07.


      Hello, sometimes I do this, especially if I am being called very fast on each street. I'm thinking in the end that even though I'm waiting for the flush I can also represent overcards, tptk, two pairs, sets etc.

      My question to you is: is this play +ev in the long run?
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Preflop raising is fine.

      Why do you bet the flop so small?
      I'd bet $0.6 here.

      As played, I'm definitely betting the turn here. It improves our equity and I'd make it $1.1-$1.2.

      On the river I prefer giving up here.

      Best,
      Plamen