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Hot $2.20 Turbo. Tournament How to play straight

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  • Hot $2.20 Turbo. Tournament How to play straight

    It is Hot $2.20 Turbo. Once I bet on the turn I can't fold even if there is a good chance that villain had full house. I want to know :- 1. If I should have 3-bet preflop? 2. If I should have raised on the flop? 3. If I should just call the flop bet and then should've just checked the turn and call the river bet of villain? How should I have played it? PS: I can't fold this hand preflop as original raiser is loose. But maybe I was thinking of 3-betting preflop. But I had only 30BB so 3-betting pre and then c-betting flop will waste 50% of my stack. STATS :
    Last edited by adikumar2010; Mon Aug 18, 2014, 12:33 PM.
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    Hi adikumar2010! With AJ on the button, I get a min-raise and a call. With both of these actions from what seems to be looser opps (not many hands), I'll call and see the flop in position. I don't want to 3-bet here due to two things. First, this bet pot-commits me and the second is the player that calls. If they continue, their range totally crushes AJ (2-1 dog). I flop a straight on a very, very wet board. The opp that called the initial raise preflop now bets 1/2 pot. This is very troubling, as the board just smacks the range of this player (most likely a straight, 2 pair or nut flush draw)... and I also have the other opp to act behind me. Since any raise pot-commits me, once again, I'd have to shove if I raise and I do not want to do this for the following reasons. First, there is another opp to act and if it's a 3-way pot, the opps WILL have the correct odds to try to outdraw me. Secondly, even if I only get a call by the flop bettor, they are priced in for a flush draw, let alone a possible combo draw. Since I can't price them out, I don't want to bloat the pot on a very wet board. The turn pairs the board and when the opps check, I absolutely need to check behind. I do not want to shove (any standard bet would cause me to shove due to being pot-committed) and I do not want to make an abnormally small bet that doesn't make sense and is a tell on what I have.. weak bets are weak hands. On the river, when the flush now completes with a paired board, I'm checking behind if the opps check and going to showdown and must fold to any bet as both the flush and full house draws have hit. I do not want to call a river bet because everything got there and now beats me. I need to keep my chips and look for a better spot when I'm ahead, not when every single draw hits and has me crushed. The best line here is to call pre, call flop, check turn, check/fold river. Hope this helps and good luck at the tables.umbup: John (JWK24) Tweet this hand on Twitter using the Tweet button above for a chance to win a seat in the next $5,000 guaranteed Big Bang tournament. You MUST include #LearnPoker and @PokerStarsPSO in your tweet. Winners will be notified by email every Monday. Good luck!
    Last edited by JWK24; Mon Aug 18, 2014, 10:58 PM.
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    • #3
      If I check turn and he bets 1/2 pot or even if he goes all-in on river with no flush complete. I think I will have to call there as he can bluff busted flush draw but it will be very tough if he went all-in on non-flush river card. Coz I am not sure if I can fold straight as only 3 hands beats me QT KT TT, QQ & KK will 3-bet preflop.
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      • #4
        Not folding a straight on this type of board to this type of opponent is taking our chips and lighting them on fire... a straight is basically never good here, so if I'm never good, I don't want to put chips into the pot. I want to be putting them in when I'm most likely ahead, not when the board crushes me.

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