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  • Nl5 - multiway with AK

    Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05, $0.01 ante No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite. BB: $9.57 (191.4 bb) UTG: $9.86 (197.2 bb) MP: $4.53 (90.6 bb) Hero (CO): $5.07 (101.4 bb) BTN: $9.05 (181 bb) SB: $11 (220 bb) Preflop: Hero is CO with K A UTG raises to $0.22, MP calls $0.22, Hero raises to $0.85, 3 folds, UTG calls $0.63, MP folds Flop: ($2.05) 9 8 6 (2 players) UTG checks, Hero checks Turn: ($2.05) 4 (2 players) UTG checks, Hero checks River: ($2.05) 2 (2 players) UTG bets $1.47, Hero folds Results:

    $2.05 pot ($0.08 rake) Final Board: 9 8 6 4 2 UTG mucked and won $1.97 ($1.11 net) Hero mucked K A and lost (-$0.86 net) [/spoiler] Am I right in giving up on this flop? Looks really drawy and I dont really rep much beside overcards.

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    Checking back the flop is fine, as villain usually has a set or overpair (obviously not folding), and you have the nut flush blocer/backdoor.

    I would generally bet the turn when villain checks a second time. You picked up the nut flush draw, and although villain is unlikely to fold red tens or better, he's almost guaranteed to check the river unless he somehow has a flush. This means you can bet the river for value if you make top pair, and bomb it if you make the nuts, but you'll have the option of giving up on blanks. (You could also bomb the river as a bluff, knowing that villain never has the nut flush).
    If you get called on the turn and the board bricks out, you won't have the best hand very often, but villain won't have a good opportunity to bluff you off a chop. When the turn is checked through like it was as played, villain has an opportunity to bluff you with the Ks.
    In short, bet the turn to virtually guarantee you see a free showdown if you desire to take it.
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      *Moved to more appropriate forum* - Fadyen

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