A tough spot

KyleJRM

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I think I ended up playing this badly all around. I just wasn't sure what to do.

pokerstars No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (5 handed) Hand History converter Courtesy of Poker coaching - Get an online poker lesson - texas holdem strategy for real poker

Button ($8.20)
SB ($4.25)
BB ($3.37)
Hero ($6.33)
MP ($28.56)

Preflop: Hero is UTG with :3c, :ah.
Hero raises to $0.2, MP calls $0.20, Button calls $0.20, 1 fold, BB calls $0.15.

Flop: ($0.82) :6h, :3h, :5h (4 players)
BB bets $0.2, Hero calls $0.20, MP calls $0.20, Button calls $0.20.

Turn: ($1.62) :4h (4 players)
BB bets $0.3, Hero calls $0.30, MP raises to $0.8, Button folds, BB calls $0.50, Hero calls $0.50.

River: ($4.02) :6s (3 players)
BB checks, Hero checks, MP bets $1, BB calls $1, Hero calls $1.

Final Pot: $7.02
 
tenbob

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Wow.

Pre-Flop If your going to raise UTG dont min-raise, personally even shorthanded I fold A-xo from EP. So you want to raise, make it .30c at least, and fold to any significant action.

Flop- Now your out of position against 3 players with a drawing hand. So you semi-bluff, the idea of a semi-bluff is that your trying to force some better hands than your to fold, 25% of the pot is not going to achieve this, its only going to encourage callers.

Turn - Nice hit, now get some value. Why why why did you flat call his raise ? You have a perfect oppertunity to squeeze here and trap some dead money in the pot.

River is fine considered the balls you made of the rest of the hand.

Fold pre-flop
Bet more on the flop
Shove the turn
Call the river.
 
KyleJRM

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First, it wasn't a minraise. I was playing NL5, not NL10.

Second, why fold preflop? Most NL6-max guides I've read say AX suited is fine to open, just not fine to call a raise.

The rest makes sense.
 
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Sorry missed that. Pre-flop is fine as well so.

So you figure noone has the striaght flush and treat it like a regular ace-flush? Or should I be shoving the third-nut, four-card flush in a regular situations?

Edit to add: And before anyone chimes in, no, this isn't results-oriented, no one did have the straight flush. They were playing the Kh and Qh.
 
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So you figure noone has the striaght flush and treat it like a regular ace-flush? Or should I be shoving the third-nut, four-card flush in a regular situations?

Edit to add: And before anyone chimes in, no, this isn't results-oriented, no one did have the straight flush. They were playing the Kh and Qh.

Thats what the pre-flop raise should achieve, to get rid of people playing random rag's that hit flops hard in situation like these. I'd be more worried about the board pairing on the river than about straight flush's.

On 4 card flush board pushing with the K is a bad idea, because your hand is very obviuous, and the only way you can extract money is if someone is stupid, generally youll find yourself running into the ace too often. Playing the queen is an even worse idea.
 
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