[NL2-NL10] Call on river when the usual problematic Ace hits?

    • Edukator99
      Edukator99
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO:
      $5.17
      BU:
      $1.98
      SB:
      $3.90
      BB (Hero):
      $6.13
      UTG1:
      $0.45
      UTG2:
      $1.63
      MP1:
      $1.25
      MP2:
      $2.47
      MP3:
      $3.29


      Preflop: Hero is BB with K, Q.
      6 folds, BU raises to $0.17, SB folds, Hero calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.36) K, 9, 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.24, BU calls $0.24.

      Turn: ($0.84) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, BU calls $0.50.

      River: ($1.84) 7 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $1.07(All-In), Hero calls $1.07.

      This is rush poker so I have no read on the opponent, only seen him in 2 hands.

      I had the original bet pegged as a blind steal so I called.

      I was surprised he called the bet on the flop. I bet the turn to find out where I was when that Ace hit.

      I checked the river hoping he'd check and I was leaning towards calling if he did bet. He bet all in for 1.07 which is a little over half the pot. I thought if he had the A he had me beat...if not I'd win so I called.

      Did I play this correctly?
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Edukator99,

      Preflop: I'd just 3bet here and often take the pot down without playing it postflop since it's rush, they often steal in such situations.

      As played
      Flop: Pretty standard bet to protect from any kind of hand.
      Turn: We are planning to bet for free showdown then likely fine, we still might get Called by any kind of draw.
      River: As we bet on turn for free showdown then I'd often rather just Check/Fold here, he ain't shoving that often with a lot worse here to make the Call profitable. Also we are against unknown.

      Best regards.
    • Edukator99
      Edukator99
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      Sorry, on the turn what do you man by bet for free show down?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Originally posted by Edukator99
      Sorry, on the turn what do you man by bet for free show down?
      That means that he will often just Check behind his worse hands, like KJ or something similar, rarely shove there with worse. Unless the opponent is very aggressive, he could be able to shove there with missed draw. The bet on turn lets him look that our hand is damn strong and what makes him often just Check behind river.