[NL2-NL10] flop nut straight ...

    • staicu74
      staicu74
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.07.2009 Posts: 57
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $15.26
      BU:
      $6.96
      SB:
      $12.83
      BB(Hero):
      $19.11
      MP3:
      $3.60


      Preflop: Hero is BB with T, J.
      2 folds, BU raises to $0.20, SB folds, Hero calls $0.10.

      Flop: ($0.45) Q, 9, 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, BU calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($1.25) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.90, BU calls $0.90.

      River: ($3.05) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $1.70, Hero calls $1.70.

      Final Pot: $6.45.
      Results follow (in white):

      Hero shows a flush, ace high(T J).
      BU shows a flush, ace high(5 J).

      BU wins with a flush, ace high(5 J).


      Any different way to play it?
  • 3 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      If he's aggressive enough you can try and check/raise the flop, but donking out is fine too since many hands caught a piece of that flop.

      As played you can probably bet/fold it's better than check/calling, since not all worse hands will bet when checked to but he can call a bet from you if he's bad enough. He probably won't bluff there either. Plus unless he has the Kh he'll probably just call your bet so you get to decide which size you want to make it.


      Hope it helps.
    • staicu74
      staicu74
      Bronze
      Joined: 01.07.2009 Posts: 57
      I tried to give him a chance to bet with a lower flush like 8h8x, or Tx8h or something like that.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      The way i see it, either he's scared with a 8-high flush or he isn't. If he is, he'll fold to your bet and he won't bet it himself. If he isn't, then he'll call your bet but he might still take the free showdown if given the option.

      It's close either way but since you decided to take the initiative on the flop i assume you didn't see him as an aggressive player, so valuebetting yourself is probably better than counting on him to do so.


      Hope it helps.