[NL20-NL50] Nut flush + gutshot draw flop call

    • wizo656
      Joined: 28.12.2008 Posts: 185
      I thought MP3 was bluffing, but I didn't expect BB to go all in. I thought my chances were good, so I called.

      IPoker, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 7 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $29.63 (59.3 bb)
      MP1: $24.58 (49.2 bb)
      MP2: $29.08 (58.2 bb)
      MP3: $30.49 (61 bb)
      Hero (CO): $20.05 (40.1 bb)
      BTN: $25 (50 bb)
      SB: $70.51 (141 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 5 A
      2 folds, MP3 raises to $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, 2 folds, BB calls $1

      Flop: ($4.75) 9 8 7 (3 players)
      BB checks, MP3 bets $2.50, Hero raises to $5, BB raises to $28.13 and is all-in, MP3 folds, Hero calls $13.55 and is all-in

      Turn: ($44.35) 9 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($44.35) 3 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      $44.35 pot ($2.21 rake)
      Final Board: 9 8 7 9 3
      BB showed 7 7 and won $42.14 ($22.09 net)
      MP3 mucked and lost (-$4 net)
      Hero mucked 5 A and lost (-$20.05 net)
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,295
      Hey Wizo656,

      This type of hand is going to play much better with a full-stack where you have good implied odds. Playing these hands while shortstacked is sometimes an option but you will need postflop steal-equity to make it possible. Vs an MP3 open this is less likely in general. Given your stack-size folding preflop is fine.

      Flop semi-bluff raise is good. It's also an option to flat and let BB come along so you can benefit from increased direct pot-dds.

      When BB Jams you are likely behind but still have the odds required to make a call. You need about 30% equity which you should have with your gutshot + FD. This assumes MP3 does not tag along: if he does you will need even less equity for it to be profitable.