[NL2-NL10] NL5: flopping a monster

    • Mugge88
      Joined: 29.10.2006 Posts: 510
      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q:club: , J:club:
      UTG+2 calls $0,04, MP1 calls $0,04, MP2 calls $0,04, 2 folds, Hero calls $0,04, SB calls $0,02, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0,24) Q:diamond: , Q:heart: , J:spade: (6 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, UTG+2 checks, MP1 checks, MP2 bets $0,20, Hero calls $0,20, 3 folds, MP1 calls $0,20.

      Turn: ($0,84) 5:club: (3 players)
      MP1 checks, MP2 checks, Hero bets $0,48, MP1 calls $0,48, MP2 folds.

      River: ($1,80) 2:heart: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $1,08, MP1 folds.

      Final Pot: $2,88

      This is the dream flop when you get 6 players with you - I flatcalled the flop to keep as many people in the pot as possible, hoping they would hit something on the turn.. I don't often slowplay but isn't this a pretty good spot to do it?

      Best regards,
  • 2 replies
    • Grums2k
      Joined: 26.07.2007 Posts: 28
      There is no reason for you to bet more, in my book. You want as many callers as possible. You could have raised on the flop but you would have shown to much strenght and possibly would have got fold all around. Turn couldnt improve many hands, good sized bet. nothing to suspicious about it. The river should be bet because if someone is slowplaying a queen you will get a bigger pot.
    • Puschkin81
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi Mugge88!

      Yes, you are right. This is one of the few spots where it is correct to slowplay on the flop. But it is important to build a pot, too. So your turn and river play is correct as well: Bet big enough to get some value from your opponents. Nice hand!

      Good luck at the tables!