Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hand of the night - Straight flush!

It's not often where I get paid on a straight flush, but I certainly maximize here:

Full Tilt Poker $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em - 7 players
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BB: $30.25
UTG: $50.05
UTG+1: $50.00
MP: $49.60
CO: $51.00
Hero (BTN): $52.00
SB: $30.80

Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero is BTN with 4c 5h
4 folds, Hero raises to $1.50, SB calls $1.25, BB calls $1

Flop: ($4.50) 7h 6h 3c (3 players)
SB checks, BB bets $4, Hero calls $4, SB folds

Turn: ($12.50) 9h (2 players)
BB bets $24.75 all in, Hero calls $24.75

River: ($62.00) 8h (2 players - 1 is all in)

Final Pot: $62.00
BB shows Qh Qc (a flush, Queen high)
Hero shows 4c 5h (a straight flush, Nine high)
Hero wins $59.00
(Rake: $3.00)

Good thing this guy overplays his QQ like I overplayed my KK.


  1. Before I realized I had a straight flush, I was pissed to see running hearts! I couldn't believe a flopped straight vs. a donk's overplaying of an overpair was being rewarded, til I realized I have the nuts.

  2. Do you always raise when you enter a hand? I see here you raised with 4-5 off.

  3. My philosophy is to punish the limpers, particularly in position. If I'm sitting at a full ring table for awhile, I want them to be constantly guessing about my range. In addition, most of the pots, when pre-flop raised, go to the original raiser / aggressor.

    The great majority of the time, I'm opening a pot when it is limped or folded to me. It is *VERY* rare that I am overlimping; moreso I am overcalling when facing a raise.

    If I'm just raising broadway+ from late position, that pretty well isolates my range to exactly that... When I'm raising wide, and with position, it's a lot harder for my opponent to play back unless they have the goods.

    My VPIP / PFR is typically 24 / 18 (with the gap of 6% being completion of the SB and calling a raise).

    I so much rather raise than call.

  4. @ Memphis MOJO: Going out on a limb here and stating 54 is a standard open from the BTN. I open the majority of connectors and one gappers from there.

    nh, sir! Earlier in the year I had a similar hand when the board went 4 flush and my straight was "crushed"... Until I saw I actually had the straight flush, FTW! Almost convinced myself I was folding until I started counting on my fingers. ;)


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