[NL2-NL10] NL10 - semibluffing with 65s - river problem

    • SilverSag
      SilverSag
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.07.2010 Posts: 512
      Villain is 44/22/1.8, but I only have 18 hands on him. I flopped a draw and decided to semi-bluff. On turn I had a flushdraw, so I decided that I will continue, but then I got stuck on the river without really knowing what to do... I put him on Qx...

      What should I generally do in these types of situations? Shove? Give up and check? Bet something? If bet, then how much?

      please evaluate:

      $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Holdem
      Everest Poker
      10 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($3.10)
      UTG+1 ($13.85)
      UTG+2 ($3.60)
      Hero ($15.95)
      MP2 ($5.70)
      MP3 ($10.39)
      CO ($4.85)
      BTN ($2.16)
      SB ($9.95)
      BB ($16.88)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.15, 10 players) Hero is MP1 6:heart: 5:heart:
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, MP2 calls $0.40, 4 folds, BB calls $0.30

      Flop: Q:club: 4:diamond: 3:heart: ($1.25, 3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.25, MP2 folds, BB calls $1.25

      Turn: 10:heart: ($3.75, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3.75, BB calls $3.75

      River: 8:diamond: ($11.25, 2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.60, BB calls $2.60
  • 1 reply
    • funktor
      funktor
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.08.2008 Posts: 922
      Hi SilverSag!

      You do not have to bet POT size, but rather standard 2/3-3/4 POT bet on flop and turn (e.g. $1 on flop) and somewhere $2.5-3 on turn. That are sufficient size bets.

      On river you will not make BB fold with such smallish bet like 1/4 of the POT. Both of you have $10 behind and you would have to shove that all to be sucessfull.

      On the other hand you do not have that big fold equity especially to villain that seems to be loose-passive type and may call you down with any TP type of hand.
      Viable option is to check here turn and raise villains donk on river as he can hardly put you on flush and may not believe your str8 when hit (together about 30% of the time).
      I would suggest to play your draws more passivelly at lower limits as your fold equity is low and start to play them more aggressively how you move up in limits and avoid large (semi)bluf bets on turn and especially on river.

      Regards funktor