[NL20-NL50] T6o flops a non-nut straight

    • VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 10,325
      I had just sat down.
      All players are unknowns

      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      BB: $34.48 (172.4 bb)
      UTG: $26.33 (131.6 bb)
      MP: $31.42 (157.1 bb)
      CO: $20 (100 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $20 (100 bb)
      SB: $82.42 (412.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with T 6
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, SB calls $0.30, BB folds

      Flop: ($1) 7 8 9 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.40, SB raises to $1, Hero raises to $3, SB raises to $82.02 and is all-in, Hero calls $16.60 and is all-in

      Turn: ($40.20) 9 (2 players, 2 are all-in)
      River: ($40.20) 8 (2 players, 2 are all-in)

      $40.20 pot ($2.01 rake)
      Final Board: 7 8 9 9 8
      Hero mucked T 6 and won $38.19 ($18.19 net)
      SB showed 5 6 and won $0.00 (-$20 net)

      In pleno1's Wednesday coaching, he asked, are there any hands in the chart that you always fold?

      My answer: T6o
      He asked why?
      Answer: Habit.

      I think a better answer would be:
      To avoid tense situations post flop where you feel you have to risk your stack on a hand that isn't the nuts

      If villain had NOT shoved, he could have had the pot when the second pair hit.

      As it is, I almost folded, and when I called I expected to see JT
      I only called because I realized that there are a lot of draws and sets he could have here

      So the question is:
      Was the call spewy & lucky, or well played me?

  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Hey V,

      You don't always have to get it in with the nuts. You just need to be good vs your opponent's range. Also, if you shove, you don't even need 50% equity if you have folding equity and it's still profitable to stack off with a non-nut hand.

      Aaanyway, it's BU vs SB.. ranges are wide here, peoepl overplay pair + oESD here quite often..you only are beat by JT and you hold a Ten yourself. Sets and 2 pair play for stacks very often on the flop too, especially because of the positions so I would be thrilled to get it in here with your hand. :)