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Call or Raise the Turn Multi-Way With a Big Draw?

Call or Raise the Turn Multi-Way With a Big Draw?

DECISION POINT: In a live $1/$2 no-limit hold'em cash game, the under-the-gun player and another in middle position both limp into the pot. You call as well from the next seat with {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts} as does the player in the hijack. The one on the button then raises and UTG, MP1, and you all call to see the {k-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop.

Action checks around to the button who bets and everyone calls. On the {3-Hearts} turn action checks around again to the button who once more bets. UTG and MP1 both call and the action is on you.

PRO ANSWER: We are getting 8.5-to-1 pot odds to draw to a likely 15-outer. These are very compelling direct pot odds to draw to our hand, with four of those outs being somewhat disguised — the {10-Diamonds}, {10-Spades}, {5-Spades}, and {5-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 three 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 simply to call.

Calling is the best play.

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