re: Poker & Call or Re-Raise on Drawing Hands
Originally Posted by troubledman
What's up People.
I had this hand come up... Live 1/2 NL Cash Game.
I'm on the button holding 8c7c.
All folds to the Cut Off. The Cut Off raises to $12. I call as well as the Small Blind. Flop comes 9h 6c 3s. SB checks. The Cut Off bets $22. I re-raise to $44. SB folds, Cut Off calls. The Turn brings Qs. The Cut Off checks, I check behind him. The River brings a 2h. The Cut Off checks, I check. He wins with a (As9d) pair of 9s.
Was I wrong to reraise on the flop with the open ended straight? Should I have just called? Would this apply to flush draws as well?
Was I wrong to check on the turn and river?
Thanks in advance for the advice.
You wasn't wrong to raise the flop, you have outs and can also get away if he shoves. He just flatted, this showed so much weakness and now you have position..He then checks the turn, this is so obvious his hand isn't much now, if anything (of course he know he had a nine) I most definitely would of bet the turn and I think he would of been folding. Again I think personally it was a mistake not to bet the turn/river, you have outs on the flop and river and I'd be betting against this guy he seems quite weak with some outs left for you.
You played it well to re-raise him as most will c-bet most of the time anyway and to then just check down wasn't ideal. Also if you told us how much we both had behind you would help, as if he was short then he would always be calling with his A,9, if you and him are deep and you're aggressive I would expect him to fold.
You must of sensed some weakness when someone is checking down, you have to take a pop even on the river if needs be. It's so easy for someone with that hand to get away from as suited connectors/connectors unsuited and middle pairs often will flat in position so chances are when you re-raised him and he flatted he thought he might of been behind already so decide to check/fold if needed on the turn/river but also had "some" outs and still held top pair and your min raise was good enough to call for him.
I still think his line would of been check/fold.