Image by ckeester via FlickrLimit Poker Question: Did I Miss A Bet on the Turn?
I am playing at a $3-$6 limit game online. I have $60. I don't use any software to analyze the style of my opponents.
I am in an early position with 7s-6s.
The player under the gun, Mr. A calls. He is the only loose and aggressive player at the table. Well, besides me. (FYI: He bought in with $500--which usually signals to me a loose player.)
I act next and call.
The next player, Mr. B, raises. Mr. C, re-raises, and Mr. D caps the betting. It's the first time a pot has been capped pre-flop at this table. Mr. A calls the 3 extra bets. I am next and I call, as do the remaining players. There is $64.50 in the pot and five players see the flop.
The flop is Kd-4s-3s.
Interesting flop. I have a (inside) straight flush draw, but I know that my chance of winning lies with hitting my flush.
Mr. A acts first and bets. This is a strange bet to me; that is, to bet into the raisers. I call.
By the time it gets back to Mr. A the pot has been capped again. Everyone calls. There is $120.50 in the pot.
With 4 opponents and the betting capped, I am attempting to put my opponents on a range of hands. Looks like the hands could be" AA, AK, sets, flush draws, and a straight draw.
The turn is a 2s.
I like that card, as it makes my 7 high flush, until Mr. A bets again! Wow, what is he thinking?!
Would you make that bet with a set? I didn't think so. I figure he may have a flush.
Is this a good time for me to raise? If I raise, and my opponents are not brain dead, they will fold if they can't beat a flush on the river. And, if Mr. A or one of the other players has a flush, I may be re-raised. I decide to call.
To my surprise no one raises. The pot is $150.50.
I am confident no one behind me has a made flush. Although I am thinking that Mr. A has a bigger flush, another opponent has a set and of course, another opponent is holding the Ace of spades.
The river is a 3d. Uh-oh.
Mr. A checks. Now, I'm fairly certain he has a flush.
I check. Instantly, the other 3 players check! There is a chance I have the best hand?!
Mr. A's cards open and he has As-5x offsuit for a straight on the turn and the nut flush draw. My cards are revealed--the 7 high flush. The other cards get folded. I win the pot!
I don't check the hand history. I never do.
Do you think I missed a bet on the turn?
Now that I know no one had a set, who is going to call my raise? Mr A will call with his nut flush draw. And, maybe if one of the other players had a K high flush draw, he'd call. But no one has two pair.
I guess a raise by me would have added another $6-$18 to the pot. But, that is hindsight as an opponent could have re-raised me.
Oh. No way I can bet the river when the board pairs, right?
What do you think?
It was a nice win. And, yeah, I was called an idiot by the player who capped the betting.