[NL2-NL10] NL10 Chasing Draws

    • sliggy
      Joined: 18.10.2008 Posts: 196
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      0.05/0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with J:diamond: , 4:diamond:
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, MP2 calls $0.10, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, SB folds, BB calls $0.50, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($1.45) 9:diamond: , A:heart: , K:diamond: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.70, Hero calls $0.70.

      Turn: ($2.85) 8:spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $2.00, Hero calls $2.00.

      River: ($6.85) 5:spade: (2 players)
      BB bets $3.00, Hero folds, BB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $6.85

      Do I have sufficient implied odds here? At the time I thought that if I hit a diamond I'd take his entire stack but in retrospect I think I overchased this draw.
  • 3 replies
    • nafar84
      Joined: 20.09.2008 Posts: 546
      That's a peculiar prelfop raise. I wouldn't think of isolating with J4s in nl10 even if I have the button.

      Postflop: What makes you think you will stack BB if you hit your flush? He's playing tight so far, there is no indication that he is a maniac postflop, and his W$SD is 100!

      You're not getting the odds to chase your flush, so you can't play it this passively. The only other way to play it IMO, if you really want to proceed with this hand, is aggressively! Raise the flop and try to take it down... if he calls then you are IP and you have a good chance to see a free river.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      With implied odds you can call on the turn but you have to be sure that he is going to give you credit if you hit your flush. I prefer to fold on turn. Lets see what judges advice.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Since you´re not drawing to nuts I´d prefer fold on the turn.
      No need to invest that much money with that garbage.