[NL2-NL10] [NL5 SH] Flopping straight flush

    • Th334
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      Hero (MP): $11.17 - VPIP: 23, PFR: 19, 3B: 8, AF: 4.1, Hands: 17678
      CO: $8.50 - VPIP: 85, PFR: 23, 3B: 11, AF: 1.9, Hands: 48
      BTN: $9.26 - VPIP: 43, PFR: 3, 3B: 0, AF: 1.4, Hands: 87
      SB: $4.37 - VPIP: 29, PFR: 7, 3B: 0, AF: 1.5, Hands: 41
      BB: $5.00 - VPIP: 25, PFR: 12, 3B: 0, AF: 4.0, Hands: 52
      UTG: $12.89 - VPIP: 28, PFR: 17, 3B: 0, AF: 0.6, Hands: 90

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is MP with 5 :club: A :club:
      1 fold, Hero raises to $0.17, CO calls $0.17, 2 folds, BB calls $0.12

      Flop: ($0.53) 3 :club: 4 :club: 2 :club: (3 players)
      BB bets $0.25, Hero calls $0.25, CO folds

      Turn: ($1.03) 3 :heart: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.50, Hero raises to $1.90, BB folds

      I think my turn raise is bad. The turn card is super blank, and my raise looks too strong. Just call it and raise/bet the river?

      On the other hand, on a blank river we'll loose value from his dead draws.

      PS: Would be lovely if he had a boat or quads :) Sigh.
  • 5 replies
    • Alan883
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      I even don't know if i like your open raising with A5s from MP...isn't this a bit to loose? You will have many problems playing on further streets with it. You were also on a pretty loose table so it is hard to believe you can extract much value postflop with this type of hand.

      as played yes, i would just call turn and hope his hand improves even more. Of course then we hope he bets again river and we raise him.


      And of course well done and congrats with flopping straight flush :s_cool: :s_cool: .
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Yeah, muck your straight flush preflop, Alan, muck it :f_biggrin: :f_biggrin:

      Kidding aside, I agree that it's a bit too loose. I open A8s by default. Maybe it was a winning tilt, who knows.

      Good point!

      But actually, if you think about it...fish is gonna call you from any position with their "looks shiny" range, right? I also like playing suited aces against them, just because some play all suited cards and it's good to dominate their flushes.

      So maybe it's not that bad, if you think from this point of view. 5 or 8 kicker doesn't make a huge difference in suited aces. Actually 5 can flop a straight flush, but 8 cannot :)
    • cutegoldfish
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      Which do you think is better?

      Raising to get values from his flush draws or calling to induce a bluff on the river?

      How often does he have a flush draw compared to a bluff?
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Originally posted by cutegoldfish
      Which do you think is better?

      Raising to get values from his flush draws or calling to induce a bluff on the river?

      How often does he have a flush draw compared to a bluff?
      It's a bit tricky :) It's true that he has a FD more often, but he also folds a FD on a turn raise a lot, since it's not a NFD. Even though I didn't raise big.
    • cutegoldfish
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      Either way it's more profitable to call and allow him to

      Complete and bet himself in and you put in a raise where he could call

      Miss and continue bluffing and you put in a raise where he folds

      Complete and decide to check call.

      A raise just pushes him of