This is a discussion on $10 NLHE 6-max: Rivering a straight when the flush completes within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Poker Stars $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players
Hero (BTN): $21.32
Pre Flop: ($0.15) Hero is BTN with J♦ Q♣
What do you think about the way I played this hand? I was a bit confused when I got check-raised on the flop but then the villain check-called the turn, rather than continuing with his aggression. Then when he donked out on the river, I was fairly sure he had the flush, but I didn't think I could lay down my nut straight. Thoughts?
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Alright let's look at the flop. It is 83 cents to call to win 2.12. So that is roughly 2.5:1. What sort of hands could BB check raise the flop with? Unfortunately we have no read on him but it is a pretty safe assumption he is a reg.
I think it's unlikely he has something like KsTh. I think that hand would elect to check call. He could have any 2 pair + made hand that feels like he has the best hand a high % of the time but doesn't want to let a fourth club peel off. He could have a high club himself, maybe with a pair. A pure bluff is unlikely.
I like a call on the flop. What range of hands do you put him on to raise the flop?
April 16th, 2016, 10:38 PM
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When he check-raised the flop, I thought that there would be 11 combos of value hands (2 combos of T9s and 9 combos of sets), a whole bunch of semi-bluffs like flush draws and OESD's, and maybe some combos of complete bluffs that just don't believe my Cbet. I didn't think that top pair would be doing this.