Question of the Day

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Sunday, July 05, 2015

Your Hand
Small blind
Big blind


Tough/aggressive six-max game online. You raise it up to $70 and get a call from the small blind. Flop is 7 K 2. SB checks and you fire $140. The SB check-raises to $450. You flat-call. Turn A. The small blind leads for $720.

What should you do?

Correct Answer: Raise all-in

Now you have top pair with your nut-flush draw. The pot is too big to fold now with such a big hand. By shoving you can win the pot three ways - by having your opponent call with a worse hand, by having your opponent fold, or by having your opponent call with a better hand but you hitting your flush or kicker on the river. Shoving all-in gives you the most ways to win, so get it all-in.

  • Raise all-in (72%)
  • Fold (6%)
  • Call (23%)

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optionken 2015-07-05 06:54:11

I don't usually comment and was going to but Doug beat me here with the correct points. I see no reason to make a raise here. I'll take a chance that he may have ace queen for example and hit a non spade queen on the river. I am either behind to a set which may stack me anyway but I believe we are ahead with a redraw on the river and if he has a real hand, he won't fold on the river at this point anyway if a spade hits. I'm calling cause if he has a real hand we are getting it in anyway

Doug 2015-07-05 05:25:06

What is his check raising range here? There aren't many value hands in his range but there are a lot of bluffs/semi-bluffs . if he has AK/KK (assuming that he might call with these pre-flop) or 77/22, he isn't folding to your all in raise. Anything else you crush, so why make a raise that will fold out his semi-bluffing/bluffing range? The only argument in favour of raising is that he might not give action with his value hands if a spade comes on the river but is he really going to check/fold AK or 77 in that situation with so much committed to the pot? Also, if you think that most of his range is as strong as this, raising here is pointless. There is very little that can come on the river that would improve any hand in his range that is currently behind to beat you so I don't see what we are tying to get him to fold out on the turn. If he hits trips on the river with KQ, so be it.