re: Poker & $5 NLHE Full Ring: Flopped the nuts. What do I do with it?
Raise preflop. Limping is ok, but we ideally want the CO and BTN to fold (which they may not do if you overlimp) to get ultimate position. I'm assuming UTG and UTG+2 are fish. 0.25$ is a good size - it's the standard 3xbb +1xbb per limper.
Bet the flop!!!
Lots of hands are calling and you want to build the pot. Don't bet too big - half pot is good. You want to get value in now. If the turn is another spade, it'll kill the action dead and you won't get value out of your nuts. Right now, you can get all kinds of value from anything that hit the board.
Raise the turn. Again, another spade will kill the action while right now, you'll get calls.
Raise bigger on the river. The way UTG+2 played it, I think he either has a set or a worse flush. Going to the felt earlier would've got his stack anyway, imo, and it still might now, so raise bigger than that min-raise.
Originally Posted by mbrenneman0
I should have Cbet for thin value on the flop after raising pre and barreled through.
Your cbet (even a small one) would be for FAT value.
Thin value is when you make a value-bet on the river while in front of the opponent's range, but not by much. Trying to squeeze a couple of extra BBs out of second pairs and worse with a weak top pair, for instance. You're trying to extract value from worse hands, knowing full well that he's never folding a better hand and that you're losing a good % of the time - just not enough for the value bet to not be profitable.