How to play a flopped straight flush?

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How to play a flopped straight flush?

Postby exabet » Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:18 am

Tried to represent I had nothing...worse when the 8s came on turn and i had a bigger straight flush, couldn't get villain to pay off

PokerStars Game #13898417951: Tournament #70552626, $1.00+$0.20 Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (100/200) - 2007/12/16 - 12:13:13 (ET)
Table '70552626 1' 9-max Seat #6 is the button
Seat 1: Exabet (3310 in chips)
Seat 4: Snuzy (1660 in chips)
Seat 6: Creebequer (4305 in chips)
Seat 7: jefthebarber (4225 in chips)
jefthebarber: posts small blind 100
Exabet: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Exabet [3s 7s]
Snuzy: calls 200
Creebequer said, "I apologize for that"
Creebequer: folds
jefthebarber: folds
Exabet: checks
*** FLOP *** [4s 5s 6s]
Exabet: checks
Snuzy: checks
*** TURN *** [4s 5s 6s] [8s]
Exabet: checks
Snuzy: checks
*** RIVER *** [4s 5s 6s 8s] [7d]
Exabet: bets 400
Snuzy: folds
Exabet collected 500 from pot
Exabet: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 500 | Rake 0
Board [4s 5s 6s 8s 7d]
Seat 1: Exabet (big blind) collected (500)
Seat 4: Snuzy folded on the River
Seat 6: Creebequer (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: jefthebarber (small blind) folded before Flop
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Re: How to play a flopped straight flush?

Postby vaevictis » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:46 am

Just bet out on the flop, half pot or so. giving a free street to let others catch up is fine, but you gotta start betting out on turn to get value.

On a board like this, you will only get action from sets and similar higher flush draws, and maybe overpair against a weak player.
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Re: How to play a flopped straight flush?

Postby kikovti » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:49 pm

I think the way u played your straight flush is quite ok since u flop the nuts. but the river bet might be too much. a value bet of 200 to 250 might get more value for your hand if your oppenent actually hit the flop.
what i like to do usually is to bet out and be agressive. i usually play small balling it quite a gd way to get pots and make the way up in chips. but be careful not to be trapped by big hands. :)
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Re: How to play a flopped straight flush?

Postby Heart7Club2 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:14 pm

How you play the specific hand depends on how people perceive you've been playing up till then.

If you're seen as loose, betting will just attract callers.

If you're tight, you gotta wait a bit more for the fish to bite isn't it.
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Re: How to play a flopped straight flush?

Postby Annette_69 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:17 pm

I got a similiar problem as you too.
didn't know to play as I was too shocked with it....
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Re: How to play a flopped straight flush?

Postby Triaz » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:29 am

Hmmm...

The thing is that it's such a small table.

As your opponent i probably already sensed that since u didn't raise in the hold cards means that you probably have nothing too wonderful. And when stuff like 678 come out. I don't know but i get pretty darn wary. Cos low card + low area flop....

The flop and the turn and the river are ridiculous.

So if my own hole cards are not gonna improve the overall set im not even gonna try fighting it. Either we split pot or you win.

so... i don't think u could have squeezed more money in anyhow, Best part is the flop. putting a teaser bet or a max of 50% of pot bet might be a good try. U can look like you are trying to steal the pot. betting on the river might not have been the right choice. make sure you bet when your timer reach about half. I don't know if that means anything but maybe some strange person out there in the world might think you are bluffing.
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Re: How to play a flopped straight flush?

Postby KingKongMike » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:49 pm

Frm my point of view... I think snuzy not even hav a spade in d pocket n snuzy chip count is lower, y take d risk? Minimum to challange is to hit a trips....
This type of situation is best when less chip vs more chips or vs aggressive player.....
If for me i will make a minimum bet..... min bet can interpret a lot of things..... let d oppenent decide what u hav....
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