21 JUN 06
First day of summer. Longest day of the year. Time to reflect – on a hand, of course.
So, I took my next big step and sat into a very loose 30/60 game. I got up about $1000 early when I turned a set on two separate hands, only to bleed in back to a couple calling stations.
I would like help on the following hand. I’m on the button with Ks Qs. Five (!) limpers get around to me.
Question #1: Do you call, raise or fold?
I called. Six of us see a flop of:
4h 6d 8s
The blinds check and an MP player bets and gets called twice before it gets to me.
Question #2: Call, raise or fold?
I called with over cards. The turn is the Ace of spades, giving me the nut flush draw. It’s checked around to the original bettor, who bets. The two other MP players fold.
Questions #3: Call or raise? Obviously, folding with the nut flush draw is not an option here.
I raised. It gets 3-bet by the small blind. MP calls.
Question #4: Re-raise or call? This question was heavily debated at the table after the hand.
River is a blank. It’s checked to me.
Questions #5: Bet or check. This was even more heavily debated.
Bonus question: What won? If you get this right, I’ll have a special prize for you if I see you at the WPBT event at Caesar’s on July 8th.