Texas poker is known to be pretty wild and this hand stands out right now rosey from Next Gen Poker finds a very sticky opponent who decides to float on the turn when Rosey holds powerful pocket kings!
In this cash poker game the hand of the Texas Card House in Dallas, Rosey finds himself in a tough spot on the river when four-to-one on the board and facing a bet from his opponent.
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The hand shot in a $2/$5 cash game with rosey raise to $20 at lojack with . He was called by the cutoff, the button, and the small blind to see a four-way flop.
I see a lot of poker players get really upset when they raise preflop with kings or pocket aces and have multiple people call them out. This isn’t such a bad spot as long as you play well post-flop. Remember, when you’re putting 25% of your chips into a pot, but you have 35% equity, you’re printing money at the poker tables in the long run.
The flop fell and the action went to Rosey, who bet $50. He just called the cut. So far, the hand has been pretty standard.
Jonathan Little looks at a hand of a money game played by Rosey of Next Gen Poker
The turn brought the and Rosey bet $125. His opponent shouted again. Rosey mentioned that she wanted the draws to be pulled, but I don’t think many draws are going to take advantage at this bet size, so I expect her to be up against a good amount of draws when she gets the call.
The river put four to a straight and Rosey checked. Opponent bet $275 and Rosey went into the tank before calling.
This is a tough spot, but I think Rosey just needs to find a crease. If Rosey is playing well, she will hit a lot of her aces on the river, so I don’t think the opponent will bluff as she might be against the bottom straight. The only time I would call kings here is if I was really sure my opponent would turn a hand like seven-five into a bluff.
The opponent took about ten seconds before showing up on a river straight. While Rosey thought he might have been slow, he noted that his opponent had been looking down at him, so he might not have noticed that Rosey had called. Either way, this has to hurt Rosey.
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