This is a discussion on Nuts on the flop, then? within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; This was in the CC Pokerstars $300 freeroll. The villain had previously shoved after my raising 2x, so perhaps emotions drove me to shove? strange
This is a great hand to use to learn how to reverse engineer our thinking in spots like this.
So V had shoved already you folded and you hated folding. Why?
Folding is a strong strategic play, it is by the way ranked second as the best play to make when playing NL.
Being upset about folding means you are focusing on winning hands not winning tournaments.
Our thinking should always be Raise/Bet? Fold? Call?
So in this spot our first and best option to consider is fold. Why?
As we saw here and is standard at low stakes players are shoving with pair plus type of hands.
We are 50/50 most of the time with KcJc. We however have skill so why would we be willing to let our V remove all skill from the situation?
Hope this helps
May 23rd, 2020, 8:06 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
re: Poker & Nuts on the flop, then?
50/50 flip pre and you didn't hold. that's it. don't think about it too much.
you could have folded pre, too.
May 23rd, 2020, 9:32 PM
Join Date: Dec 2019
It seems to me that discarding cards in this situation is the only righ decision.