Sunday, June 1, 2008

Flopping the stone cold nuts

I just finished playing a $2 18 person turbo on Full Tilt. I know this doesn't happen very often, but the flop came 89J all hearts. I had QT of hearts. Near as I can tell, that is the stone cold nuts. The problem was, we were shorthanded and the one maniac at the table folded pre-flop.

The guy to my right bet the flop and the turn, but they weren't his typical pot size bets, but more like 2/3 pot sized. He had position on me, so I was check calling. I wanted to get some value on the river and just wasn't sure what to bet, so I tried the min raise. Against better players this will sometimes induce a raise, but usually just ends up looking suspicious and just gets called.

To all the geniuses that read my blog, which is all of you, how do you bet the nuts?


crushmastac a.k.a. CheckinMyAA said...

The same way I bet everything else...aggressively. :) Depends how preflop goes and who your opponents are. But generally, yeah, I go hard with my monsters. As long as you've got an aggressive image, some poor sucker will usually pay you.

The Monster Stack said...

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OhCaptain said...

Wouldn't it be cool if personal responsibility were back in vogue?

The Monster Stack said...

Personal responsibility? You must be sniffing glue! LOL.

jamyhawk said...

Bet, Bet, Bet... You aren't getting more money from a bluffer so you might as well bet your monster and hope he has a piece of the flop.

If he shows any strength at all, you can push and get paid off nice.