[NL2-NL10] Call on River with Flush on board

    • Edukator99
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      Villain is virtually unknown. I didn't put him on a flush since he called on the flop. Didn't think he'd draw...though I'd only put in a half pot sized bet so as not to scare him off now that I think about it.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with T, A.
      3 folds, MP3 raises to $0.06, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.05, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.14) J, A, 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.07, MP3 calls $0.07.

      Turn: ($0.28) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.18, MP3 calls $0.18.

      River: ($0.64) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.40, Hero calls $0.40.

      Was folding the better play?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Edukator99,

      Preflop: I'd rather even fold such hand here, since we will be playing against him OOP, also our hand could easily be dominated.

      As played
      Flop: Betting here and protecting against any kind of draw is fine. But I might bet a bit bigger, ~$0.10.
      Turn: As the flush came and we still planning to continue then likely going for 2nd barrel is fine and reevaluate river. Otherwise if you might even think about just Check/Folding, since he wont really bet with a lot worse hands here.

      As played if turn was Bet
      River: Definitely Check/Fold, we have shown 2 streets of strength and then he decides to bet on such board into us that big, I'd often see him having a lot better hand here.

      Best regards.