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Nut flush draw with two overcards beaten by a weak Q pair!

Nut flush draw with two overcards beaten by a weak Q pair! - Sat Sep 10, 2011, 04:03 PM
Alaul's Avatar
Since: Aug 2011
Posts: 3
This was in the Facebook Poker League. Too early in the tournament and too early to even read the villain, I made the following play. As you will see I had a handful number of outs to call the all-in (15 in total). Even though the pot odds weren't favourable, I thought of taking the risk. Was folding a better choice here since it was too early in the tournament?

Sat Sep 10, 2011, 04:40 PM
oriholic's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 751
Flop bet is way too small. I think checking (intending to check-raise all in), pot, and shove are all options here, but 1/3 pot is pretty bad. You're still priced in to call. He can be shoving worse flush draws and you're a coinflip against a pair. I think check-raising all in is the best play. A shove isn't bad either, except that it might fold out the weaker draws...Although in a freeroll you might get called by a gutshot, who knows.

Also, losing to a Q here is like losing with AK to 77 when you get the money in preflop. It's coinflip. But with the extra money in the pot it's +EV.

Last edited by oriholic; Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 04:46 PM..
Sat Sep 10, 2011, 10:29 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,788
I'd have bet a bit more on the flop too. However, it's way, way too early to be all-in without a made hand.... regardless of how many outs you may have.

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