[NL2-NL10] NL25 - Flopped 2nd Nut Straight

    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (8 handed)

      Hero ($5)
      UTG ($14.35)
      UTG+1 ($22.30)
      MP1 ($4.65)
      MP2 ($24.75)
      CO ($26.55)
      Button ($44.10)
      SB ($6.15)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8:spade: , J:heart: .
      UTG calls $0.25, [color:#666666]5 folds[/color], SB completes, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.75) Q:diamond: , 9:heart: , T:heart: [color:#0000FF](3 players)[/color]
      [color:#CC3333]SB bets $0.5[/color], [color:#CC3333]Hero raises to $2.5[/color], UTG folds, SB calls $2.

      Turn: ($5.75) A:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players)[/color]
      SB checks, [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $2.25 (All-In)[/color], SB calls $2.25.

      River: ($10.25) K:spade: [color:#0000FF](2 players, 1 all-in)[/color]

      Final Pot: $10.25

      Is the size of the flop raise OK?

      Thanks,
      Kknight
  • 4 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      If you wan´t to pot commit on the turn, then it is fine. If another heart comes on the turn and you wan´t to play check7/fold, then I would re-raise only 1,5$, if I can get 2 caller I push if no heart comes.
    • Berliner1982
      Berliner1982
      Bronze
      Joined: 12.07.2006 Posts: 5,644
      If you are ready to push even if a heart comes on the Turn, nice play here. :)
      Otherwise I tend to push, since on these limits a Flushdraw, Top Pair, Set and Two Pair is often calling your All-In and not only the better straight.
    • Puschkin81
      Puschkin81
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.04.2006 Posts: 4,786
      Hi Kknight!

      I would raise to $2 on the flop and push on the turn (even when a heart comes up). You cannot fold a straight here.

      Good luck at the tables!
      Puschkin81
    • Kknight
      Kknight
      Global
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      Hmmm...three slightly different opinions :)

      Kaitz - I think a $1.50 raise gives good odds for the flushdraw to call, don't you? I don't think I'd play check/fold on the turn, even with a third heart...

      Berliner - Good point on how many different hands would call at this limit. I didn't think about that factor.

      Puschkin - Could you explain why $2, instead of $2.50 on the flop? Is it to leave me with a little bit more fold equity on the turn? Or are there equity/odds reasons?

      Thanks,
      Kknight