This is a discussion on $5 NLHE 6-max: Flopped Nut Flush, Turn Pairs The Board, What Would You Do? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; I just played this hand and really wanted to know how to get more value out of it. On the flop I was more than
$5 NLHE 6-max: Flopped Nut Flush, Turn Pairs The Board, What Would You Do?
I just played this hand and really wanted to know how to get more value out of it. On the flop I was more than happy to call behind and was looking forward to setting my trap on a later street. Once the turn 3 hit, I wasn't too worried about it until the initial raiser's large bet was called by the SB behind.
What is the best line to take when the board pairs on the turn?
Should I have raised the flop or is slow playing the nut flush alright here?
Is there any way I can look to keep both villains in the hand with me or will I be beat too often?
I would raise the flop. I typically dont like to slowplay out of position, because you risk the turn getting checked through, and now suddenly you are grasping to make up for lost value on the river.
As played I would just call the turn. You need to be more worried about UTG here than SB, because UTG has you covered, and unlike SB he can absolutely have all the full houses including AA and JJ.
And when you check-jam on the paired board, UTG is basically only going to call you, when he has a full house. So you bone yourself, when you are way behind drawing to a royal flush, and you win nothing extra, when you are way ahead.
You could argue, that he will also call you with a flush, but he essentially never has that, when 4 of the big flush cards are spoken for. Hands like Q9s or 98s are a very loose open UTG, and if he has them anyway, he is probably going to bet the river, so just let him continue to value own himself.
If he overbet jam the river, you can find a fold here and get away without losing your entire stack, when you are beat. If he bet something more reasonable like half pot, you call again.
Its OK to call and to raise on flop.
To raise is good because there will be a lot gut shots and TP in villains range. (and if heart comes on the river it might slow down action).
I would raise turn smaller.