[NL20-NL50] NL25sh-A8s Flopped Flush draw vs Pot size bet

    • urmo1
      Joined: 02.03.2008 Posts: 718
      Preflop call?
      What you think about flop check / raise?
      Vs smaller side cbet - 2$.. -ok to check raise 3x i think.
      CO-18/14/3200hands/CO steal 19/fold to resteal 63(19)/cbet F 59/fold cbet to raise 39(18)

      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $37.87 (151.5 bb)
      BTN: $49.52 (198.1 bb)
      SB: $17.37 (69.5 bb)
      Hero (BB): $25 (100 bb)
      UTG: $14.58 (58.3 bb)
      MP: $20.21 (80.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A 8
      2 folds, CO raises to $1, BTN folds, SB calls $0.90, Hero calls $0.75

      Flop: ($3) 3 J 5 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, CO bets $2.70, SB folds, Hero raises to $7, CO raises to $36.87, Hero folds
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      Preflop: I think calling becomes way less favourable when he opens to 4BB. I would consider the option of squeezing here since there is so much dead money. Squeezing here to 14-16 bb seems fine.

      Flop: He bets 90% of the pot. That says a lot about his strength. I also think the nut flush draw is too weak to play for stacks, but too strong to fold. And I would never raise here if I am not prepared to play for stacks here. If we had something like 7d8d I think if we raise and get jammed, I'm really fine with folding it cos it's merely a weak flush draw. But it is not good to raise/fold with the nut flush draw cos it's such a valuable and strong hand.

      In short, just c/c here on the Flop as played, and you should think about squeezing preflop.