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Old 02-19-2019, 04:43 PM   #51
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Re: Protect Nut Straight?

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I disagree with most of you wrote but especially with this. If we are slowplaying the supernuts, why in the world would we assume that someone behind us would not slowplay a worse hand?

This is a big problem with not raising here. If someone else slowplays 2 pair or a set or A2, and then a card comes that means we no longer have the nuts--which happens fairly often--then we have a big problem, as we have either been passed or it will make it harder to extract value from worse hands.
I am totally open to you disagreeing, this is why I post on here now rather than only read.
To answer your critique though, I don’t expect people to play hands the way that I do in certain spots. My game regulars have proven to me that they’ll repop these pots late to act with two pairs, sets and definitely lower straights.
Part of why I think we disagree is because we likely have different ideas of what the “scare cards” are. I think there’s fewer turn cards that would bother me when I flat here opposed to raise.
There’s also plenty of hands the two players behind us can andnoften have that can call the initial raise, but not a reraise, that are more or less drawing dead to our hand.
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:44 PM   #52
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Re: Protect Nut Straight?

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Just want to point out that just flatting makes most of these turn cards much more appealing especially if 4 go to the turn. One might argue that there is more value (if we have to use the term) in flatting>raising for this reason alone.
One of the most important aspects of flatting here, but the point had already been made so I didn’t make it again.
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