[NL2-NL10] Flush draw facing 1/2 pot bet

    • Gamer135
      Joined: 28.07.2008 Posts: 253
      $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Holdem
      6 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      UTG ($9.82)
      UTG+1 ($7.97)
      CO ($4.92)
      BTN ($1.76)
      SB ($10.80)
      Hero ($1.69)

      Pre-flop: ($0.07, 6 players) Hero is BB Q:club: 3:club:
      UTG calls $0.05, 1 fold, CO calls $0.05, 1 fold, SB calls $0.03, Hero checks

      Flop: A:club: 9:heart: 5:club: ($0.20, 4 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, UTG checks, CO bets $0.20, SB folds, $0.2 to Hero ($1.64)?

      I think pot odds would say that I call (1:4 for a roughly 1:3 draw?) if we are heads up, but UTG still has to act and I don't have a read on him...
  • 4 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Maybe just call the small raise and check/fold turn? Not really sure... lets see what judges advice.
    • davidangel
      Joined: 03.09.2008 Posts: 456
      pot odds are .40 (amount in pot) / .20 (amount to stay in pot) = 2:1
      hand odds for the turn according to your outs (9) are 4:1

      You will need implied odds to make a call here. If he is on a straight up steal and frequently checks the turn when doing so and you are fairly sure you will see 2 cards for that bet, and your Q might be live..... what do the judges say?

      Or perhaps he never folds even bottom pair, and if you do hit you will surely double through.

      get out your calculator. Oh, and would one out get discounted for a possible K :club: 2 :club: ?
    • Gerv
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      I rarely discount a K or 2 as I see this bet purely as a steal multiway.

      Call Flop and evaluate from there.

      If you're headsup and a blank comes, checking-behind is OK but betting there to pick it up right there + getting money into the pot is Fine as well.

      2:1 for a 4,2:1 needs implied odds, thats for sure
    • ysessa
      Joined: 11.07.2008 Posts: 1,331
      as gerv said call flop and re-evaluate on the turn.

      Best regards