Tuesday, February 5, 2008

How do you play a Royal Flush for Maximum Value?

How would you have played this hand for maximum value?

FullTiltPoker Game #5131726874: Table McDermit (6 max) - $0.10/$0.25 - No Limit Hold'em - 12:43:10 ET - 2008/02/05
Seat 1: Segaman ($16.90)
Seat 2: dzsonzon ($23.90)
Seat 3: DubsPoke ($23.35)
Seat 4: pamponet ($12.55)
Seat 5: arkgabor1978 ($21.65)
Seat 6: tan2wan2 ($30)
dzsonzon posts the small blind of $0.10
DubsPoke posts the big blind of $0.25
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DubsPoke [Th Kd]
pamponet folds
arkgabor1978 folds
tan2wan2 folds
Segaman folds
dzsonzon raises to $0.50
DubsPoke calls $0.25
*** FLOP *** [Td Ad Jd]
dzsonzon has 15 seconds left to act
dzsonzon bets $0.50
DubsPoke calls $0.50
*** TURN *** [Td Ad Jd] [7d]
dzsonzon has 15 seconds left to act
dzsonzon bets $0.50
DubsPoke calls $0.50
*** RIVER *** [Td Ad Jd 7d] [Qd]
dzsonzon checks
DubsPoke has 15 seconds left to act
DubsPoke bets $1.25
dzsonzon folds
Uncalled bet of $1.25 returned to DubsPoke
DubsPoke shows [Th Kd] a Royal Flush
DubsPoke wins the pot ($2.85)
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $3 | Rake $0.15
Board: [Td Ad Jd 7d Qd]
Seat 1: Segaman (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: dzsonzon (small blind) folded on the River
Seat 3: DubsPoke (big blind) collected ($2.85)
Seat 4: pamponet didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: arkgabor1978 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: tan2wan2 didn't bet (folded)

1 comment:

  1. Maybe raise on the flop? If he's got a diamond, he'll probably stick around for the turn. That's really your only hope, I don't think you can get him to bluff at the pot with four or five diamonds on the board unless he has one. Ideally, if he's got a low diamond, you could raise on the flop, check the turn when the 4th diamond drops to represent weakness, like maybe you don't have a diamond, and it might induce a river bet. If not, you might be able to throw out a weak river bet and get a call.

    Tough though, his hand seems to be pretty weak so if he doesn't have a diamond you probably can't get much more out of him.