re: Poker & Do you fold A hi flush with with no pairs and four to a straight flush on the board?
Originally Posted by rule72
This is a $125 live MTT weekly tourney with 20 minute levels, 15k stacks and blinds start at 0/25/50. This time poor turnout so only 2 tables of 6-7 players and we are still in the first level (late entries to the end of 6th level). I have no history on the players thus far.
UTG open raises to 150 there's a caller and I have AA in the blind I raise to 350 knowing there will be no more than two callers, I'm ok with no more than two callers, both call and we see the flop 3-handed. (Pot 1075).
Flop is QcTc9c, I have the Ac. I bet 700 and have one caller the utg pre flop raiser. (pot 2475)
Turn is 8c. I have A hi flush (3rd nut) and the two hands that can beat me are the Jc or the 6c7c.
Do we worry about nuts 1 & 2 or do we just play as though we have the nuts????
I'll post more after I get a few comments.
So starting stack is 15,000 and the BB is 50 for this hand, correct?
Assuming effective stacks of 300BB I wouldn't be too thrilled getting all my chips into the pot after the turn, but to me, an under-the-gun raiser is more likely to have the Kc than the Jc or 6c7c, so I certainly wouldn't be checking the turn either.
After the pre-flop and flop betting (300 + 750) you should have about 14K left with a pot of 2,500... I would be trying to get value from the Kc (as well as other flushes, sets etc.) and not be worried about a straight flush quite yet.
I'm leading the turn for close to pot, between 2,000 and 2,500, and seeing what happens - re-evaluate if raised on turn (I'm not sure I would fold, especially if you can re-enter, tournaments are about accumulating chips). If you're not raised, see what the river brings, you can slow down and check-call (depending on sizing) if the board pairs, but otherwise value-betting big on almost every other card.
Hope this helps - good luck to you!