Pot odds won me a BIG pot.
I haven't started a new thread in awhile, so I figured I'd share a hand I played last night at the $2/$4 limit table at noble poker.
I started the night buying in for $60 as I usually do, and built it to $80 in the first 30min, but had just taken a couple of beats and was back to my original buy-in.
in middle position, I initially wasn't sure if I wanted to play this hand. Sure, I had a suited connector, but it was LOW and pairing my 2 or 3 wasn't going to help much, also it desn't have much for straight power because you are always looking at the low end of any straight and the low side of any flush. However, when 3 players limp in in front of me, and it's likely that the small blind and big blind will let us see the flop cheap, I decided to limp in as well.
I wasn't particularly thrilled when the player to my left raises, but when it gets called in 5 other places in front of me, I had to toss in another $2 to see the flop. (Currently the pot is $4 x 7players = $28)
Flop comes out Q♣
, which is a decent flop for me. I now have my flush draw.
We check to the raiser, and he fires $2 into the pot, which everyone but the small blind calls. This call was damn easy for me. (Current pot is $28 + $12 = $40)
Now the turn card is the 3♥
. This card sucks. I'm still on a flush draw but I have only 1 card left and with 6 other players, I'm definately behind AND I may be looking at a bigger flush draw than mine. Also the bets are now $4 and I'm not sure if I want to be tossing in that $4 on a 22% shot.
We check to the raiser (who is on my immediate left), and he again fires $4 into the pot. I was hoping for a free card, but really didn't expect it to come.
Now, there are 3 callers after his bet and I'm the last one to act. I thought about this one for awhile, but after looking at my pot odds
I HAD TO CALL.
POT = $40 + 4times $4 = $56.
So the pot is giving me 56/4 odds = 14-1
Which is HUGE odds for my flush draw.
I toss my $4 into the pot, and we see the river. A magical 9♣
comes on the river.
This was a great card for me. I made my flush, now all I have to worry about is the bigger flush.
It's checked to the raiser again who fires $4 and is called in two places. I at this point make a mistake. I SHOULD HAVE RAISED, but I was scared of that bigger flush.
I took down this HUGE pot, playing cards that I normally don't, it just happened that the pot odds
were in my favor and convinced me into winning.
PS> After this night I have over $600 in my bankroll, my most ever, it's very cool being on the winning side of poker.