[NL2-NL10] Q-flush looses to K-flush

    • kalimann
      kalimann
      Basic
      Joined: 16.11.2012 Posts: 37
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $2.00
      SB:
      $1.98
      BB:
      $2.38
      UTG2:
      $1.61
      MP1:
      $0.53
      MP2:
      $1.10
      MP3 (Hero):
      $2.24
      CO:
      $0.70


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with T, Q.
      3 folds, Hero calls $0.02, 2 folds, SB raises to $0.06, BB folds, Hero calls $0.04.

      Flop: ($0.14) T, A, 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.08, Hero calls $0.08.

      Turn: ($0.3) J (2 players)
      SB bets $0.14, Hero calls $0.14.

      River: ($0.58) J (2 players)
      SB bets $0.34, Hero raises to $1.00, SB raises to $1.70, Hero calls $0.70.

      Final Pot: $3.98.
      Results follow:

      SB shows a flush, ace high(K 4).
      Hero shows a flush, ace high(T Q).

      SB wins with a flush, ace high(K 4).
  • 7 replies
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Could you tell me why do we limp/call preflop? From this position I would just fold here.

      As played preflop, postflop looks good. We can't really fold our flush on the river here on NL2.

      Best,
      Plamen
    • kalimann
      kalimann
      Basic
      Joined: 16.11.2012 Posts: 37
      I called because I have position on him.

      But post flop you'd say I'm just unlucky?
    • gAsheks
      gAsheks
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.11.2012 Posts: 1,580
      Wouldnt it be better to raise it on flop??
    • kalimann
      kalimann
      Basic
      Joined: 16.11.2012 Posts: 37
      Originally posted by gAsheks
      Wouldnt it be better to raise it on flop??
      As a protective raise or what?
    • gAsheks
      gAsheks
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.11.2012 Posts: 1,580
      Originally posted by kalimann
      Originally posted by gAsheks
      Wouldnt it be better to raise it on flop??
      As a protective raise or what?
      We have 2nd pair + FD.
      To build up the pot, to create fold equity. Im ready to go with the hand on flop.

      Stacking on particular river is quite risky given the fact he barreled all streets. You could easily run into boat.
    • CPallo
      CPallo
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      Pre-flop:

      Why did limp first in? Raise or fold. From MP3 I'd be inclined to fold unless players behind me are tight.

      Flop:

      Definitely raise here. Opponent's not betting too strong here, you have FD+MP+Backdoor straight draw. I'm raising here 100 % of time when HU.

      Turn:

      You got more equity here, now K is good, too. Keep on raising.

      River

      As played, raise/call with these odds is the only thing to do. Could be some weaker flush, sometimes Jx (like KJ) that has ran well on turn+river.
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Raising the flop is a good option and I would pick it every time when I'm OOP.

      This time we are OOP, so our game on the turn will be easier, but wouldn't really say that it is going to be a bad decision to raise here with a pair plus draw.