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  • Flopped Weak Flush with OESFD in Straddle

    In today’s 2/5 cash game, we agreed to straddle $10 UTG every hand. When I was in the straddle holding 9c6c facing a $35 raise by a solid LAG on the LJ, and a cold call from a weaker loose player (somewhere between a spewy LAG and a calling station on the BB), I put in the $25 to defend my straddle. I had just over $1K in stack, the LJ had me covered, and the button had about $700. Pot $112 going to the flop.

    Flop 7c5c4c, giving me a weak flush and an OESFD. A single higher club would have only 5 outs instead of 7, since two of those cards would give me the straight flush. I checked. The LJ c-bet for $40 and the button called. I check-raised to $150, in fear that one of them has a higher club and is drawing to a higher flush. They both folded. Would it have been better to just call the $40? I would have been more likely to do that if the button had folded.

  • #2
    If we're raising, we're raising for value, as you just identified they're drawing pretty thin to a better flush, we're not turning a flush into a bluff. So the question is does XcXx call a raise, and do Villains have enough sets, 2 pair etc that also calls a raise. Probably, I personally probably play my middling flushes too passively and would call here but I think a raise is probably good

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    • mriebel
      mriebel commented
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      Can you ever think of a time a bet with a flush would be considered a bluff? Maybe a low one-card flush.

    • Dilly
      Dilly commented
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      mriebel I think it would be very difficult to come up with many or any situations where we would turn a flush into a bluff, so I don't think it would be a very useful exercise

  • #3
    I am definitely raising with my mid-card flush. I would also lead and not go for the check raise. I don't like people drawing for free when the next card could beat me.

    Thanks!

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    • mriebel
      mriebel commented
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      I never donk flushes. I did donk lead two pair on super-coordinated flops before.

    • NJpokermike36
      NJpokermike36 commented
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      OK, but then you run the risk of being drawn out on. If I am going to be drawn out on, I do not let them do it for free.
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