Really depends on play and how you see your opponent most times I'll check the flop And see how my opponent plays and the normally bet on turn , but for the river s Check the river if first to act if I was not playing aggressive to look weaker and hopefully Someone bet. Lmao I hit sometimes only if last to call on my touchscreen phone instead of the other
Joined: Feb '11
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DOOMDY...Fantastic comment mate....all the way through this thread I was looking very sternly at the screen at the comments I was reading....agisnt the rules to check the nuts? ROTFLMAO then I see your post and smile. Thanks Doomdy...you made my evening!
Joined: Jan '11
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There are times I've checked through to the river when having the nuts, but it's based on whether or not I want to take advantage of the player. That also depends on how this player has been playing me and others. There's times I re-raised and a player folds out, show player hand and been thanked and player said he do the same. So there's benefits to playing straight!
Then again, I'm with doomdy as far as loving my nuts, but not as much as my wife loves MY nuts. Know I beter not leave that statement open.
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 45 (F)
Until now never knew about such a rule in poker. At first when i started reading fcumred's post, i thought he was joking, and to my surprise he wasnt. I thought you were able to play the cards however you like.
Posted by awood88: I think you're all forgetting one situation. What if it's a cash game and the board is KKK5K and you have AQ? You have the nuts but who is going to call with less than ace? If you haven't already reached the point where you have passed the cap on rake, then both players going all-in with the nuts will only cost you chips in rake and neither will benefit. Even if you value bet you are only going to get called/raised by another ace and you create the possibility of paying even more rake where there is nothing to gain. .
You may laugh, but I've seen players shove all in with a pair of deuces on a KKKK2 board, only for someone to call with an ace. What the idiot thought he could beat with KKKK2 god only knows..
Posted by Mober: Until now never knew about such a rule in poker. At first when i started reading fcumred's post, i thought he was joking, and to my surprise he wasnt. I thought you were able to play the cards however you like.
I suspect its never been an official rule, more of a "etiquette" thing.. Like slowplaying the nuts.
Its bad form to have a hand that can't be beaten, and just check it down. Simply because other players could lose out if a player checks behind and saves himself chips which later on could result in alternative finishing positions.
I would sometimes (very rarely) check the nuts on the river, if I was against a very agressive player that tries to win every pot he can, and that knows the only way to win the hand at this point is by betting... so basicly if you put the other guy on a busted draw it can be a very good play. It probably happens more often in cash games than tournaments though. I've seen the known pros do it many times on high stakes cash games.
Joined: May '12
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Here's a situation when I definitely would check the nuts....
Blinds 10/20, 1st hand of a tourney, I have A6 of hearts against one opponent who has limped the button, I'm in BB and check to see a flop.
Flop Kh 7c 8c - I check, he checks Turn 2h - I check, he checks River 10h.... If I bet, it will be around 30 or 40. Let's say I bet 40... It's VERY unlikely he has a hand that he'll reraise with. He may have A10 and call, and I'll win a pot of 80. He may have nothing and so will fold and I win 40. Either way, by checking the most I can be expected to miss out on is one bet. But if the guy has nothing, I may encourage him to try and buy the pot so I pick up an extra bet when I reraise (he may even call reraise with just 10s....) If he has the Q high flush, there's no way he'd put me on the A high nuts....
Everything points to checking the nuts in this position.