Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What would you do? #53 - 4 flush board holding Queen

Another hand from the Rush tables... What would you do?

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
The Official Hand History Converter

CO: $53.20
Hero (BTN): $89.80
SB: $71.85
BB: $51.75
UTG: $46.40
UTG+1: $55.55
UTG+2: $47.90
MP1: $92.05
MP2: $96.60

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BTN with Qs 9h
6 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, 1 fold, BB calls $1
Standard steal. Standard BB call.

Flop: ($3.25) As 5s Ts (2 players)
BB bets $2, Hero calls $2
Second nut draw. I make the call and see another card.

Turn: ($7.25) 4s (2 players)
BB bets $3, Hero calls $3
I hit the second nut flush.

River: ($13.25) 7s (2 players)
BB bets $45.25 all in, Hero folds
Okay... What now? Did I make a stupid decision by folding here? Is his all in shove saying I'm praying for a split by representing strength? Or does he have the King of spades?

I folded with the thought that I have no clue where I am, and I've sunk $6.50 into the hand. Should I be putting forth another $45? Would you?

Final Pot: $13.25
BB wins $12.60
(Rake: $0.65)


  1. Fold unless you have history with villain. This has taken me a long time to learn (rush time, so we're talking maybe a week :)

    No need to take a risk like that for all your chips when you are a better player than most.

    It looks like the rush tables are finally nitting up and finding a bit of balance. I'm not getting 3bet as much and finding it much easier to play a somewhat normal game. You seeing the same? (I'm on 50NL and 100NL 6max, not FR)

  2. I've been finding that it's becoming more aggressive, but more selective as well. I've actually taken measures to stop cbetting flops on a steal and delaying them to the turn and river, with the exception when I actually have a hand - It seems the steal / flop cbet is a standard thing nowadays, and the SB/BB check / raises almost automatically.


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