[NL20-NL50] NL25 SH: TPTK + Nut FD on 3 suited board - Options?

    • mrjorisa
      Joined: 30.03.2008 Posts: 200
      Full Tilt Poker, $0.10/$0.25 NL Hold'em Cash Game, 4 Players
      LeggoPoker.com - Hand History Converter

      BTN: $10.80
      Hero (SB): $51.15
      BB: $21.90
      UTG: $39.35

      Pre-Flop: A:heart: Q:spade: dealt to Hero (SB)
      UTG raises to $0.85, BTN folds, Hero raises to $2.80, BB folds, UTG calls $1.95

      Flop: ($5.85) 9:heart: Q:heart: T:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $4.25, UTG raises to $15, Hero calls $10.75

      Turn: ($35.85) 2:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, UTG checks

      River: ($35.85) A:spade: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $33.35 and is All-In, UTG calls $21.55 and is All-In

      An interesting spot that brought up a heated discussion amongst my friends. As played, cold call on the flop was definitely not the way to go. It was definitely either a shove/fold option there.

      Is it +EV to shove the flop?
      Are there the implied pot odds to shove? (given we're only about 30% equity vs a set and above)
      Is folding vs an unknown player there a viable option?

      Any other comments/opinions/critique would be greatly appreciated.
  • 1 reply
    • TribunCaesar
      Joined: 29.04.2007 Posts: 13,264
      Shoving the flop would be standard. You have a strong hand and a strong draw. Another heart might shut down the action.
      On the other side: He is already more or less committed and you don't have to protect. So actually you can go both ways.

      I prefer shoving though.

      Best regards,