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[NL20-NL50] Nut flush on paired board

    • yaxkukmian
      Joined: 24.12.2007 Posts: 2,020
      8 hands 29/14...unknown

      IPoker, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BB): $20 (100 bb)
      CO: $8.45 (42.2 bb)
      BTN: $23.97 (119.9 bb)
      SB: $21.61 (108.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A T
      CO folds, BTN raises to $0.60, SB folds, Hero calls $0.40

      Flop: ($1.30) 5 K K (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $0.65, Hero calls $0.65

      Turn: ($2.60) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.40, Hero raises to $4.80, BTN calls $3.40

      River: ($12.20) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      $12.20 pot ($0.61 rake)
      Final Board: 5 K K 7 Q
      Hero mucked A T and won $11.59 ($5.54 net)
      BTN showed J A and lost (-$6.05 net)

      I just messed this hand up.

      My T r is too small. While playing my thought process was if I raise it to $5,90 it will look super strong and he may fold even his Kx. So instead of playing for stacks my decision was to play smaller r on the T and then 1/2 pot on the R.

      When this R comes I thought damn...I didn't see myself bet/folding although in that case we're probably behind. I should still make 1/3 pot bet like $4,50 or so?
  • 1 reply
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,332
      Hey Yaxkukmian,

      Preflop defend is fine.

      Flop call is fine given the price you get.

      Turn raise is fine. I don't think you actually want to raise too big here. I wouldn't increase your sizing. You don't have the nuts here and you want to make sure Kx definitely calls. Ideally you'd like him to call even wider including FDs, maybe even bluffcatchers like JhJs.

      River you should stick with your plan and bet. You can get a reasonable size ($7-$8) and still fold to a raise. The fact that you hate bet/folding doesn't mean you shouldn't value bet