Big Draw vs a C-Bet, what do you do here?
DECISION POINT: In a Cash Game, you call a raise with 65 suited and your opponent continuation bets on this coordinated flop. What do you do?
PRO ANSWER: With a flush draw and an open ended straight draw, we have a legitimate big draw of 15 outs. In general, we can play our big draws of 12 or more outs in the same way we would play big made hands.
Big draws have significant equity against any reasonable opponent hand range and can be played aggressively. If we can cause our opponent to fold some of the time through aggression while holding a big draw, we can create a very profitable situation.
Also, playing big draws similarly to our big made hands provides balance to our game plan and makes us difficult to read at the table. When we raise this flop, we can have big made hands like sets or straights in addition to our big draws. This leaves our opponents with very difficult decisions with many of their hands.
In this particular hand, raising is even more profitable than usual. Our opponent raised from the Hijack seat preflop and continuation bet on the flop against two opponents. This action represents a fairly wide range of hands, including pure bluffs.
In other words, there’s no reason to believe our opponent has only big hands. Therefore, raising will cause our opponent to fold often, probably even the majority of the time. This makes raising the most profitable option.
Raising is the best play.
What would you do here?
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