9♥6♥ Multiway with a Flush Draw, what do you do here?
DECISION POINT: In a live $1-2 game, UTG and MP1 limp into the pot. You call from MP2 with 9♥6♥ as does Hijack. Button raises and you call along with UTG and MP1 to see the K♥8♣7♣ flop. Action checks around to the Button who bets and everyone calls. On the 3♥ Turn action checks around again to the Button who bets. UTG and MP1 call and action is on you. What do you do here?
PRO ANSWER: We are getting 8.5 - 1 pot odds to draw to a likely 15 outer. These are very compelling direct pot odds to draw to our hand, with 4 of those outs being somewhat disguised (Ten of diamonds, Ten of spades, 5 of spades, 5 of diamonds).
The only reason to turn down this directly profitable spot is to believe that the fold equity we create by raising is worth more.
If we were heads-up, this could easily be the case. However, with 3 opponents continuing on flop and turn, winning this pot uncontested with a raise is far less likely. It’s very difficult to get through this many hands.
Despite having a big draw that can often semi-bluff and exert aggression, this is a much better spot to simply call.
Calling is the best play.
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