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Old 01-31-2018, 07:37 PM   #1
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Flop a straight - the bottom end + raises

I have a question, this is my first on this forum. I can't get past my decision though I still think it was the right one. I'd like to see what others think though. I am playing 2/10 spread limit, capped at 3 bets except heads-up.

I am in CO with 5d6d. It's a limp all the way through to me, which I do, and the button, small blind and big blind complete. Flop is 7c8c9h. I flop a straight right away. The small blind bets $5. The big blind raises to $15 (the max). A few folds until a late position player re-raises to $25.

It was the end of the night, I was up $100 (double my buy-in), and I was pretty sure that while I had the straight, I was dead and folded. As it turns out, a guy won later with pocket 9s. But just based on the betting, I wasn't ready to risk that part of my stack at 11pm, two hours after I was supposed to leave.

Do you re-raise again with a straight, even the bottom end of it? Or was this a pretty decent fold considering the bet/raise/re-raise?

Thank you everyone for reading.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:41 PM   #2
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Re: Flop a straight - the bottom end + raises

Sounds like a good game! I think you’re beat most of the time given the action, good lay down imo
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:59 PM   #3
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Re: Flop a straight - the bottom end + raises

With the bet/raise/reraise you may already drawing dead or face a combination of draws that leave you in bad shape. Folding is probably best. If you know villains will slow down after the flop unless they have a huge hand calling the flop would be OK. With position you will get too see how much people like their hands on the turn.

If there was less action I would say call down. One villain can't put enough money in to make you fold a flopped straight. Against two you should at least get to turn.

You should also fold preflop. With the spread limit low suited connectors don't play well because you can't get paid enough when you hit or charge good draws enough.
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:48 PM   #4
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Re: Flop a straight - the bottom end + raises

Good Fold to be honest. Don't be too results oriented. Given the action you would've face a turn and river bet for your whole stacked if you decided to play the hand. It also seems as though you were uncomfortable losing your profit or your initial buy in. However w/ 5d6d in the cut off I would elect to raise. If you're a strong player you can play this hand pretty well at 1/2. because most of the times your hand is disguised and on this flop you only have to worry about J10.
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:50 PM   #5
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Re: Flop a straight - the bottom end + raises

Good fold..There are alot of cards that would kill your action anyway...
Any club, any 10,J,Q,K or board pairing, or you could be beat already, and drawing dead..
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Old 02-06-2018, 02:12 PM   #6
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Re: Flop a straight - the bottom end + raises

Terrible fold. If this were NL, you might have a case for folding. In what is effectively limit, folding is awful.

And I would've said this even if you didn't spoil results.

Too many value hands and draws (Tx, 6x, clubs) in their ranges to fold the 3rd nuts.

Also, if you're worried about losing your profit from the session, you need to rack up and leave immediately.
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