In recent GT issues, we reviewed situations where you believed you had the “nut” – the best hand – during the course of the unsuccessful, all the way to the river card touch the board. In that moment, an enemy captures the quads – four-of-a-kind – and destroys your full house. Really rare; but it can and does happen.
Today, we are checking on a situation that is quite increasingly common – a situation where I am personally stuck 2x. On one occasion I was the lucky champion; on the other, butchered. Oh well, it’s poker.
In a hold’em game, say that you are in the middle place, and that you have been given the AQ spade in the hole. That’s excellent premium hand drawing! Some enemies limp as well as you call to see the unsuccessful. Increase the chance of forcing multiple enemies to take action. You’re even more happy to save it for a moment just in case you make your hand, or catch four to an Ace-high shovel flush. Furthermore, you can make better pot size, hopefully, will win.
On unsuccessful occasions, the dealer deftly places the Js-7s-2c on the scoreboard. With your AQ shovel in hole, you have good traction to flush the nut. And, on top of that, you have lots of good, compact outs – 12 minimum, count 9 spades and 3 invisible aces on the deck. (So conventionally, we don’t count the 3 remaining queens.)
Big Blind opens bets after unsuccessful attempts. 3 others contacted before you. From your center, you decide to increase it; with your 12 outs, the pot chance sure looks good. They mention an increase in your wages.
Five of you see take turns. Here’s 10 spades. You currently have a flush nut. Wow! And, more than that, you have an attractive inner side to the royal flush.
Because you grew up unsuccessful, your enemies respect you, and everyone checks on you. So you made a big bet; and the three of them call to see the river with you. Grasping for flush nuts, you try not to show your great cheer. Nobody told you.