This is a discussion on $2 NLHE 6-max: GG Poker 2NLH within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; How do you avoid making these rookie calls when you know your beat. I keep getting in spots like this where you can justify getting
How do you avoid making these rookie calls when you know your beat. I keep getting in spots like this where you can justify getting it all in but just know your beat when they lead I to you. I justify this by the possibility of short stack just leading aggression allowing me to make the call but still. How do you get away when you know your beat on a hand like this
You only mini-raise. This is missing a lot of value and inviting all kinds of suckouts. Mini-raises are for, when you are short stacked in a tournament, they are not for cash games and especially not 2NL cash games.
Just calling his flop donk bet is the right decision, because you have both a made hand and a draw.
You could raise but just calling is fine as well. Disquise the strength of your hand a little, and you can always bet the river, since you have position.
Dont get cute and leave him with 55c behind, when you raise, just move all in. Unfortunately he had a straight flush, but that is just a cooler. Reload, move on, and dont even worry about it. He will also go broke to you, when he have the nut flush, and you have a straight flush, so this does not matter at all.
To be honest there is a case to be made for the point, that a 3-bet on the river will very often be a straight flush, when we hold Ac, because then our opponent can not be 3-betting the nut flush. 4-flush boards are very polarizing, and typically people would not 3-bet a K high flush for example. But it still does not matter, because there are only two combos, that made a straight flush, and we should have jammed for value ourselfes.