Andrew “Foucault” Brokos wrote an interesting article entitled “What’s Your Play? Second Nuts on Four-Flush River”. I thought it was a really nice way to involve the readers so I am following suit. Feel free to leave comments about how you would have played the hand as well as any questions, and then I shall post again in a week or so with my own analysis.
It was day two of six of the European Poker Tour Barcelona main event which had a buy in of €5,300. I started the hand with 105,000 the average is 68,000 and the blinds were 500/1000/100.
The villain in this hand is hyper loose-aggressive [LAG] with around 125,000 in chips.
We’ve been playing for about an hour and a half and he has been extremely active having five-bet me off one pot when he was on the button. He’s been frequently raising and re-raising both pre- and postflop vs. pretty much everyone at the table, particularly when he is on the button.
I got A Q and it was folded to me in mid-position. I made it 2,500, a guy to my left called with an average stack and the villain made it 6,600 to go.
Last orbit when I re-raised him thinking he was just defending the button he re-raised me off. I’m not sure I want to face another five-bet with A-Q off so I decided to flat call, as did the next guy who had flat called my bet.
The flop came 8 5 4, giving me the nut flush draw and two over cards. Villain has been continuity- [c-betting] betting a very high percentage of the time. I check, the next guy checks, villain bets 11,500 into a pot of 22,200. I’ve got 99,000 behind me. I decided to flat call and the opponent between us folded.
The turn is the K. I check. Villain bets 25,000 into what is now a 42,500 pot. How would you proceed, and is there any stage of this hand you would play differently and why?
In about a week I will post an analysis of this hand once people have had a chance at some discussion in the comment box.