[NL20-NL50] NL50SH AK K-high fourflush

    • GrantJennings
      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 232
      I made the third nuts (behind an unlikely straight flush, and the A-high flush). Is the flat call on river correct in this spot?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K, A.
      MP3 calls $0.50, CO folds, Hero raises to $2.50, SB calls $2.25, BB folds, MP3 calls $2.00.

      Flop: ($8) 6, 8, 9 (3 players)
      SB checks, MP3 checks, Hero bets $5.00, SB calls $5.00, MP3 folds.

      Turn: ($18) Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($18) 3 (2 players)
      SB bets $12.00, Hero raises to $30.00, SB raises to $63.50, Hero calls $16.20.

      Final Pot: $127.7.
  • 3 replies
    • Dragar
      Joined: 09.09.2008 Posts: 2,214
      Yes a flat call would be better here, because think about it.. what do you accomplish with a raise? Every weaker flush just folds, every higher flush pushes when playing against a good player on that limit.
    • GrantJennings
      Joined: 31.07.2008 Posts: 232
      yep... I think the flat call is the obvious play, now. This is the hand I've been thinking about lately, and I think also, even if a smaller flush will pay me off, what naked flushdraw is villain going to call with on the flop? Probably he'll throw a Q away, I hold the K, so he must hold the A, 9 times out of 10.

      Thanks for all the suggestions! on this hand and others.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      He maybe betting/bluffing with worse hands, but if you raise river then likely only better flushes would call/raise.
      So I also like only calling river.