Facing Flop Raises

By James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney


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Table of Contents + Time Links

  1. (0:00) Intro
  2. (1:03) Hand 1 - A 3Bet Pot (AJ on 389 flop)
    3betting from the SB after steal attempt from the CO. [Combos, Flopzilla, 3Betting and Cbetting]
  3. (5:17) Hand 2 - Awkw8rd (88 on T97 flop)
    Calling a raise from early position with 88. Multi-way pot with 4 players. Hit an open-end straight draw on the flop. Hero stabs on the flop, another player raises. [Fold Equity Calculator - https://redchippoker.com/fold-equity-calculator/]
  4. (11:30) Hand 3 - 'Lil Sebastien (KK on J95 flop)
    Isolating a mid positing raises with KK on the button. Continuation bet on the flop, get check min-raised.
  5. (17:48) Hand 4 - The Ace Ball (AK on A62 flop)
    3Betting with AK pre flop from the small blind. Hero cbets, villain raises, Hero shoves. [Ranges]
  6. (22:17) Hand 5 - Tes Dim (55 on 754 flop)
    Open with 55 from the CO and BTN calls. hero cbets with a set, villain raises. A very well-played hand.
  7. (25:51) Hand 6 - Kitties! (AJ on AJ4 flop)
    Raising an open-limper with AJs. Hit top two pair, hero cbets and limper raises.

Facing Flop Raises.

Hero's HUD Stats in 'Facing Flop Raises'.


  • Type: Hand Replayer
  • Stakes: $100NL
  • Game: Full Ring
  • Tables: -
  • Length: 00:31:37
  • Added: 07 August 2013

Video overview.

Getting raised on the flop is awkward.

Even if you've got a good hand, seeing your continuation bet get raised is uncomfortable. What do you do? The stakes have raised rapidly, and mistakes get costly. So it's awesome if you know how to react.

Flop raises are tricky because they're unexpected, and the difficulty comes from a relative lack of experience in handling them. In this video, SplitSuit covers six hands where Hero's bet gets raised on the flop. These include:

  • Hand 1 - 3betting preflop and continuation betting the flop - then getting raised.
  • Hand 2 - Getting raised with an open-ended straight draw.
  • Hand 3 - Getting raised with an overpair.
  • Hand 4 - 3betting preflop and getting raised on the flop with TPTK.
  • Hand 5 - Getting raised with a set.
  • Hand 6 - Getting raised with top two-pair.

So that's a tasty range of awkward and profitable spots where you're facing that flop raise. SplitSuit's discussion and analysis should help you feel more comfortable the next time you find yourself in a similar position with a similar hand.

Getting check-raised on the flop with KK
Hand 3 - The old checky-mc-flopraise. What to do?

Related pages.

About SplitSuit.

James "SplitSuit" Sweeney is author of Dynamic Full Ring Poker: Beyond The Basics. He also coaches at his personal website www.SplitSuit.com. He uses the alias *Split* at the 2+2 forums, which is where you can find his famous contributions to the COTW thread.

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