[NL20-NL50] NL 25 - 95s flopped straight

    • naderh1
      naderh1
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.12.2008 Posts: 43
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $24.75
      Hero:
      $27.33
      MP3:
      $26.30
      BU:
      $25.00

      0.1/0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant 0.69 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9:spade: , 5:spade:
      MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.25, CO folds, BU calls $0.25, SB calls $0.15, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($1.00) 7:heart: , 6:spade: , 8:spade: (4 players)
      SB bets $0.71, Hero raises to $1.54, 2 folds, SB calls $0.83.

      Turn: ($4.08) Q:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.91, SB calls $2.91.

      River: ($9.90) J:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $9.90

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a flush, queen high (9s 5s)
      SB shows a flush, king high (Ts Ks)

      SB wins with a flush, king high (Ts Ks)

      How can I play this hand better?, I know my 2x raise was bad, but part of me wanted to keep him in the game in case he didn't have the flush draw or misses it. I guess against 3 opponents someone must have the draw. On the other hand, He may have called any raise...
  • 2 replies
    • radyan111
      radyan111
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 1,151
      As you've already pointed out you have to bet flop bigger, 2.75$ is what I would go for. You make a flush on the turn, no reason to think you're behind so I would also bet. Check behind river is also fine.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Originally posted by radyan111
      As you've already pointed out you have to bet flop bigger, 2.75$ is what I would go for. You make a flush on the turn, no reason to think you're behind so I would also bet. Check behind river is also fine.
      +1