[NL2-NL10] What to do here ?

    • kourou
      kourou
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2008 Posts: 54
      Nice free play where I flopped the nuts, but I don't know I played it right

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy hand converter:

      Known players:
      BU:
      $1.73
      SB:
      $11.06
      BB:
      $2.00
      UTG2:
      $1.85
      MP1:
      $8.31
      MP2:
      $2.79
      MP3:
      $2.46
      CO:
      $9.75

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with T, J.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, 4 folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.30) Q, A, K (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.20, MP1 folds, SB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.30.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a straight, ace high (T J)
      Hero wins with a straight, ace high (T J).


      Should I check here ? or Did I do the right thing ?
      thanks for the tips :)
  • 5 replies
    • Schnitzelfisch
      Schnitzelfisch
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      Joined: 08.11.2008 Posts: 4,952
      hello!

      it's a scary board so the bet might actually not be the best move here. i'd check the flop since you're IP and you can control the game. then if he checks again, potsize bet for pot building, you might as well get called. but it depends on the card that comes up, really...
    • burek2000
      burek2000
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.11.2007 Posts: 3,105
      I would bet potsize on the flop for protection from FD and for potbuilding. An A or 2 pair will easily pay you off, maybe even K.

      Congratulations on the first post and welcome to the forum. ;)
    • Smileyphil
      Smileyphil
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.10.2008 Posts: 488
      I think you need to bet potsize because there are a lot of cards that make your nuts much weaker.

      Any diamond, queen, king or ace potentially makes flushes or full houses. This is 9 diamonds, 3 queens, 3 kings and 2 aces. For a total of 17 possible scare cards.

      You definitely need to protect here and any two pair or set or possible hands like KT/AJ (pairs with gutshots) may call or even reraise here. If the opponents won't call a bet now then giving them a free card will probably not help.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Hi kourou,

      Betting out with a FD board is essential here. As a T or J comes on the Turn, your winning hand becomes virtually a chopping hand.

      I'd with the previous posters: betting pot and continue betting on the Turn.

      Best regards,
      Gerv
    • kourou
      kourou
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.09.2008 Posts: 54
      thank you everybody :)