Donuts
Donuts
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January 21st, 2022 at 9:42:37 AM permalink
I've been using Wizard's UTH game (https://wizardofodds.com/play/ultimate-texas-hold-em/) and basic strategy (https://wizardofodds.com/games/ultimate-texas-hold-em/) to refresh on UTH.

I had the hand below and tried to raise based on the recommendation in the BS link: "Four to a flush including a hidden 10 or better to that flush"

The game threw an error saying this wasn't the best play. Am I misunderstanding basic strategy or this some edge case where raising has worse EV than checking?

odiousgambit
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January 21st, 2022 at 9:58:43 AM permalink
probably just a marginal case

the calculator will reveal all. I'm not checking it out but probably it doesn't matter what you do a whole lot in this case. Certainly don't try to learn about why it is an exception and try to memorize it

https://wizardofodds.com/games/ultimate-texas-hold-em/calculator/
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Donuts
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January 21st, 2022 at 9:59:14 AM permalink
Follow up question:

I got an error saying checking here isn't the best play.
Is this another edge case with the inside straight draw?

odiousgambit
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Donuts
January 21st, 2022 at 10:04:06 AM permalink
check it out on the calculator. If you get a different answer, make sure you're not getting a message while playing recommending you ignore advice. The 2x stage seems to be vulnerable to wonky connections

https://wizardofodds.com/games/ultimate-texas-hold-em/calculator/
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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odiousgambit
January 21st, 2022 at 11:25:54 AM permalink
Ah thank you - looks like both were marginal cases.
Appreciate the link

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