Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What would you do?#89 - Flush facing river raise on paired board

Rush Poker:

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
The Official Hand History Converter

BTN: $261.55
SB: $51.35
Hero (BB): $282.15
UTG: $35.70
UTG+1: $66.10
UTG+2: $98.45
MP1: $104.70 - [[AUTO GEN Hands: 328/VPIP:9.5/PFR:7.4/ATS:31.82/3Bet:.9]]
MP2: $185.30
CO: $43.15

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with 3c 6c
1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $3, 1 fold, MP1 calls $3, 4 folds, Hero calls $2
3 way flop with suited connectors. Easy call.

Flop: ($9.50) Jc 2s 2c (3 players)
Hero checks, UTG+1 checks, MP1 checks

Turn: ($9.50) 9c (3 players)
Hero bets $5, UTG+1 calls $5, MP1 calls $5
Turned flush.

River: ($24.50) Ks (3 players)
Hero bets $14, UTG+1 folds, MP1 raises to $45, Hero ???

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(I included my chat at the time)

Hero has 15 seconds left to act
Hero: u hit your K huh
Hero: or set
Hero: of something
Hero: full

Hero folds
Anyone calling here? MP1 flopped or turned a boat / quads. Given the way he played it, check / flat / raise - is there any other interpretation? AcKc? Either way, it's rare to see a river bluff like this at 100nl; I think I'm going to be shown a better flush / boat / quads more often than calling the raise will make me profitable.


Final Pot: $52.50
MP1 wins $49.90
(Rake: $2.60)


  1. I'd still fold preflop only 3 way.

    I'm not sure what I would do as QT is definitley a possiblity.

    At the end of day, Rush is much more straight forward and a big raise normally means something so folding is probably right.

  2. I would have played the hand exactly like you did. Tough to call with that low of flush. Sure he could have had KJ for two pair or AK but like you said more times than not its not a profitable call.

  3. @ Will - The reason I call is for exactly that point. A 9.5/7.4 has a pretty limited range... particularly from EP raises. If I miss my hand, it's an easy fold. If I hit my hand, I potentially stack either player. The implied odds of two lower cards like this are pretty good. The loss will be fairly limited.


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