How to get the most money from flopped straight

NineLions

NineLions

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I've been running so bad since I deposited on Full Tilt that I normally buy in 60%. This session I've been doing well, up to full buy in.

Table has been the usual for this level; some raises but limpier than a properly played table.

UTG+5 (as our hand converter calls him) has been a good source of small amounts of chips for me, calling with weak hands after I've bet out.


Stacks:
- BTN with $23.70 - SB with $20.35 - BB with $11.65 - UTG with $8.00 - UTG+1 with $14.40 - UTG+2 with $22.90 - UTG+3 with $4.40 - UTG+4 with $26.75 - UTG+5 with $8.40
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Site: full tilt poker
Holecards:
* - UTG+4 (Hero) is dealt K♣ J♦
(Sklansky group 5)
Preflop:
* - UTG+4 raises to $0.85
* - UTG+5 calls [$0.85]
* - SB calls [$0.75]
* - BB calls [$0.60]
* - Folds: 5
* - Potsize: $3.4
Flop: 10♠ 9♠ Q♦
* - SB bets [$2.25]
* - Folds: 1

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What do you do at this point? The flop has probably caught all kinds of hands.

I'll tell you that because I've been running so bad that I pushed, but I know this isn't the best play.
 
ChuckTs

ChuckTs

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I like ~$6 or $7 here.

We'll get all types of action from sets/two pairs/draws/overpairs, and we need to protect our hand from being outdrawn.

Calling and pushing are bad for what I think are obvious reasons. Pushing just pushes out a lot of hands that standard raises will keep in (KQ/AQ/FDs etc), and it's just overkill. Smooth calling is much too dangerous and we're also missing out on tons of value.
 
skoldpadda

skoldpadda

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yep, raise.. cap if re-raised
 
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