re: Poker & what is the right bet to take your opponent off the flush draw?
Originally Posted by djrudeboy
NLHE - Lets say you you catch top pair nice kick or 2 pair on the flop. you make a 1/2 pot size bet and are called. You put them on the flush draw! the turn is a blank. he has 9 outs. what is the right size bet to push him off the hand? Is a pot size bet enough? mathematically?
This depends on your stack size compared to his. And your position at the table. It appears he has position on you, and he may be slow playing a monster.
If you don't have enough duckets to scare him off, it might be a better play to check to the river and see what he does. Hey, you make the big bet or he does. What's the difference, if you were gonna do it anyway? If he bets hard he's either sensing weakness in you (wuts yer table image?) or he's gotta monster and needs no flush. If he checks, then you know. The river will make you smile or grimace.
If you have more than him, a push would still be a gambling
bet as he just might hit. And if he's a LAG he will prolly make the call.
I tend to be a little more tiptoey in these situations.