re: Poker & 50c/$1 Stud Hi: 3-flush in a multi-way pot
Originally Posted by switch0723
surely we have to fold on 4th, im not as experience at stud as you are C, but isn't it -EV to keep going with a draw if you brick fourth? I'm sure i've heard that somewhere but im not sure.
In the 4th street chapter in 7 Card Stud for Advanced Players, Sklansky states that if the pot is very multi-way & our draw is still live, or if we catch a card that gives us straight possibilities or a pair, then we should continue with the hand. I'll try to find the exact quote & context tonight. But the point is that I'm getting huge pot odds
to call (9:1) that peeling a card off while my draw is still live is fine.
Check raising just seems like it will win you more against weak hands since our board is so dry.
Well our opponent played his hand, to me, so that it looked like a flush or straight draw. Why would he check 6th with two pair? I figured a flush draw would check behind on 7th if it bricked, and raise if he hit. So either way, leading out is preferable to a check raise.
1) If his flush draw busted, but he caught a big pair, he may call a bet, whereas he'll almost always check behind.
2) 2 small pair often checks the river.
3) He's aggressive enough to probably raise a straight, aces/kings up, or trips, or a flush. All of these hands I beat (except AK flushes), and that raise allows me to bet/3-bet.
In a tournament, I probably wouldn't peel 4th FWIW, since eliminating some of those high variance plays is worth more than the chips you gain.