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Flopped flush with KQ suited

ricks5550ricks5550 Posts: 40Member
edited November -1 in NLHE Strategy Discussion
Playing 1/2 NL at local casino and have about $600

I have raised about five hands in a row not because I was crazy just got that many good hands. There are 4-5 limpers and look down at KsQs in cut off. I raise to $15 preflop and get 4 callers.

Flop Js9s3s

Checks to me and I bet $40

One caller

Turn is a blank something like 5 diamonds

Now the villain leads out and bets $60 and has about $175 left. I was pretty sure he just had the "As" and was just making this move hoping I had nothing and would just go away. I opted to play it safe and just called looking for another blank on the river. Of course the river is another spade and he thinks it over for half a minute and goes all in. I got the dam Ks and Qs in my hand and Js on the board (no high spades left other than As). No way this tight player makes the call on the flop without the "As" and very doubtful he has set. Seemed to me like a player who would not make this kind of all in bet without the nuts so I insta muck.

He shows the "As" not sure what the other card was. I guess he could have flopped the nuts but I just seen these leads like this so many times and usually they are with a pretty week hands.

Really kicking myself for not going all in on the turn but I was pretty sure he only had the As and I should have just manned up and put him to the test even if a slight chance he had flopped the nuts.

Comments

  • chilidog Posts: 2,427Subscriber
    Obv u should have just folded the flop cuz a spade hit the river.
  • TDF Posts: 1,130Subscriber
    RickSmith said
    I opted to play it safe and just called looking for another blank on the river.
    Big mistake. You need to extract maximum value whenever possible - this is the "safest" way to play.
  • More on the flop, I'd bet close to pot. People are just not going to believe you after you've played 5 hands in a row. Ship over him on the turn.
  • whatsyourplay? Posts: 752Member
    If you are sure he has the As without a second spade, you absolutely have to raise the turn. Maybe you don't need to shove, but you should definitely raise to get value from AsXx. He won't fold it, so get more money in as long as you are ahead. If the river bricks, he won't invest a lot of money anymore, so you need to get his money on an earlier street.
  • bobo1384 Posts: 145Subscriber
    whatsyourplay? said

    If you are sure he has the As without a second spade, you absolutely have to raise the turn. Maybe you don't need to shove, but you should definitely raise to get value from AsXx. He won't fold it, so get more money in as long as you are ahead. If the river bricks, he won't invest a lot of money anymore, so you need to get his money on an earlier street.
    +1
  • WackabrewWackabrew Posts: 400Subscriber
    I'll +1 all of the above comments. You have flopped the second nuts. Pot, Pot, Shove. You WANT the naked As to call you on the turn.
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