Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Straight flush

Even though I didn't run particularly well last night (1/2 buy in losing session), I still had a nice rare straight flush:

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 Pot Limit Hold'em - 9 players
The Official Hand History Converter

MP1: $53.40
MP2: $38.90
CO: $30.00
BTN: $49.25
SB: $49.90
Hero (BB): $53.80
UTG: $81.30
UTG+1: $49.90
UTG+2: $54.35

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BB with Qc 9c
UTG raises to $1, UTG+1 calls $1, 4 folds, BTN calls $1, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.50

Flop: ($4.25) Kc Jc 9s (4 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $4.25, UTG+1 folds, BTN folds, Hero calls $4.25
Good flop; inside straight + flush draw + bottom pair coupled with the fact that UTG is betting for me!

Turn: ($12.75) 2s (2 players)
Hero checks, UTG bets $12.75, Hero calls $12.75

River: ($38.25) Tc (2 players)
Hero bets $35.80 all in, UTG folds
Perhaps I should have gone for a half pot bet? I figured that by the river, he's potting each street and I don't want a check behind so I go for it. FAIL!

Final Pot: $38.25
Hero wins $36.35
(Rake: $1.90)


  1. Congrats on the str8 flush, probably all in is correct, sorry you didn't get paid.

  2. The problem lately has been that I never hit my draws. I know above sounds results-oriented... but equity-wise, I should have raised the flop bet. Assuming UTG doesn't have a set, I'm drawing to at least 9 flush outs + 3 straight outs + 2 remaining 9's; ~50% equity. I think that had I raised on the flop, I would have been able to get a call on the river. Oh well. I don't know that I'm playing the hand any differently next time.


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