[NL2-NL10] NL20 A9s freeplay chasing a flushdraw

    • Semesa
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      not sure if i could have called with a flushdraw(and runner runner straight i suppose)

      when i hit the flush, i minraised because i figured if he had a pair, he was drawing dead and he would fold to a shove, if he hit trips or 2 pair on the turn he would call a shove while im still ahead.

      if he had 2 pair he would call a bet regardless of the size, so there was really no difference between shoving now and shoving on the river, however if the river paired the board i could bet/fold(depending on his raise)

      he could have also been chasing a straight, or had a lower flush, both of which i was ahead of regardless of whether or not he hit them, and there was no chance of him having/drawing on a straightflush as i had both ends of it(A and 9).

      basically i knew he was either drawing dead, or had maximum 4 outs(full house) which is the ONLY reason i didnt shove the turn

      Known players:

      0.1/0.2 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:heart: , 9:heart:
      4 folds, MP3 calls $0.20, 3 folds, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.50) J:heart: , 5:club: , 6:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($1.50) Q:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.75, Hero raises to $1.50, MP3 calls $0.75.

      River: ($4.50) 8:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.15 (All-In), MP3 calls $2.15.

      Final Pot: $8.80

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a flush, ace high (Ah 9h)
      MP3 shows two pairs, queens and jacks (Qs Js)

      Hero wins with a flush, ace high (Ah 9h)
  • 5 replies
    • greyboy
      Joined: 19.07.2006 Posts: 3,052
      You can play such a draw more aggresive.
      Bet / Shove on flop !

      The way you played the hand is way to obvious.
      Every fish knows you got the flush,
      when you c/c flop and min c/r the turn.

      Villain only called because he is a bad players, and bad players can not fold top two.
    • Semesa
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      i assumed you should not play a draw aggresssively on a free play... only after a preflop raise.

      thanks for your input, i will do this next time.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      I would do the same. Nice play!
    • Semesa
      Joined: 03.06.2008 Posts: 294
      now that i look back i realise that while my flop play may have been correct(or may not have) i really should have shoved the turn, min raise gives him odds to draw to a full house...
    • ysessa
      Joined: 11.07.2008 Posts: 1,331
      Hi Semesa,

      as greyboy said play this strong draws more aggressive, check raise the flop to 2,5$ call push or push the turn. Very often your ace and sometimes also the 9 is clean.

      Best Regards