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What is best way to play the absolute nuts in NLHE? - Thu Nov 14, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Recently I was a very lucky boy I flopped the complete nuts in a tournament I held the AQ of clubs and flopped 10KJ clubs!! I raised preflop and everyone folded apart from one opponent. I actually just checked the flop hoping for a raise as I knew I had an unbeatable royal flush. He placed a pot sized bet I raised him to a 4 bet He calls it. Another jack appeared this was perfect for me as he could now have a full boat or a set. I bet again and he shoves all in. I shoved back and knocked him out of the tournament is there any way I should have played this differently I got all his chips but would have liked to have kept a few more fish on my line? Ironically before he went out he called me a sucker but it didn't appear until after he was gone due to chatbox being disable in all in situations very funny indeed!!
 
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Thu Nov 14, 2013, 11:11 AM
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Hi plAyitK00l!

If I flop a monster like that, I normally try to check/call the flop and turn, then on the river either check/raise (if I have an aggro opp that I know will bet) or lead the river and if I get raised, then 3-bet them.

That will depend though.. based on the stack sizes and opps that are in the hand with me. If I have a passive opp, then I need to be betting. If I have an aggro opp, then I can check/call.

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Thu Nov 14, 2013, 01:35 PM
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I agree with JWK here that I'm check/calling the flop, especially against an aggro villain. But each villain is different so it's hard to give a correct answer. The more aggressive opponents, let them do the betting early then put them to a tough decision on the turn or river when the pot is big. If it's a passive villain then you need to do the betting but be carefully of the sizing.

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