[NL2-NL10] NL5: How to hit your backdoor draw

    • Mugge88
      Joined: 29.10.2006 Posts: 510
      0,02/0,04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Texas Grabem 1.8 by www.pokerstrategy.cc.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 9:heart: , 8:heart:
      UTG+1 folds, UTG+2 raises to $0,12, 2 folds, Hero calls $0,12, 4 folds.

      Flop: ($0,30) 3:club: , J:spade: , K:heart: (2 players)
      UTG+2 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($0,30) Q:heart: (2 players)
      UTG+2 bets $0,13, Hero calls $0,13.

      River: ($0,56) 6:heart: (2 players)
      UTG+2 bets $0,24, Hero raises to $0,87, UTG+2 calls $0,63.

      Final Pot: $2,30

      Any comments on this play? Call if he shoves the river after my raise?

      Best regards,
  • 1 reply
    • Puschkin81
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi Mugge88!

      Fold preflop! MP3 isn't a good position to call with suited connectors. CO und Button still act behind you and in the case that they are still in the hand on the flop it means that you have to play suited connectors out of position - which should be avoided. As you played it: flop, turn and river play is fine. If he pushes all-in on the river after your raise you have an easy call. Don't be afraid of going broke against a higher flush. It happens rarely and you will see worse hands (straights, two pair, three of a kind, etc.) more often.

      Good luck at the tables!