11-26-05 [poker]This hand is kind of tricky, it's one of those situations where you have to decide whether to semibluff or not.
Seat 1: DirtyBirds4 (1285) Seat 2: Soliton (3230) Seat 7: chukb (5245) Seat 8: Roscoe451 (5705) Seat 10: SNK21 (4535) Roscoe451 posts small blind (150) SNK21 posts big blind (300) ** Dealing down cards ** Dealt to chukb [ Ts, 4s ] DirtyBirds4 folds. Soliton folds. chukb raises (750) to 750 I'm on the button and both of these guys have been folding their blind much more than normal, so I'm going to raise with almost any two cards. Roscoe451 folds. SNK21 calls (450) He's been folding his BB a lot, so calling does mean he has a little something. It could be ace-low, or something like 67, but he's not calling with just any two. ** Dealing Flop ** : [ Ah, As, 6d ] SNK21 checks. chukb checks. I don't like to bet continuation on a flop like this because it's not believable. I felt like I might get reraised, so I just check and see what happens. ** Dealing Turn ** : [ 2s ] SNK21 bets (400) chukb calls (400) I have the flush draw now. He just min bet. It's possible he has the ace and is slowplaying it, but that's pretty unlikely. He would also have something like 67 that hit the 6 on the flop. I decide to just call and see if I can hit my flush or my ten, or see if he'll just check the river. ** Dealing River ** : [ Kd ] SNK21 bets (800) chukb folds. The hand is basically over for me, when I didn't raise the turn I had to catch.
The question is whether this is a good semibluff situation on the turn. Of course if he has the ace, then I really want to just call, it would be lovely to hit the flush and win a big pot. Probably he doesn't have the ace, but would he believe that I do? And will he fold whatever weak hand he does have? It's possible he just have something like KJ on the turn and might even call a raise with the king kicker. I don't think my check on the flop takes away from the believability of the semibluff. If I actually did have the ace, I might check the flop to try to get action.