[NL2-NL10] Nl10, good river betting size ?

    • newsat
      newsat
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.02.2008 Posts: 3,224
      I overbet river to make him push againt my 2 pair.

      Should I bet less like pot size ?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $12.49
      UTG2:
      $9.46
      MP1:
      $9.24
      MP2:
      $10.00
      MP3:
      $10.23
      CO:
      $4.06
      BU:
      $12.96
      SB:
      $7.00
      BB (Hero):
      $10.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, Q.
      5 folds, CO calls $0.10, BU folds, SB calls $0.05, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.3) A, 6, 3 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.21, CO calls $0.21, SB calls $0.21.

      Turn: ($0.93) K (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.66, CO calls $0.66, SB folds.

      River: ($2.25) Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $3.00, CO raises to $3.09, Hero calls $0.09.

      Final Pot: $8.43.
  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello newsat,

      Not many worse cards are around there what are capable of Calling our shove there that easily, therefore I'd rather prefer to bet it smaller or either if he is some kind of aggressive opponent then even let him Bet his missed draws.

      Best regards.
    • JonikoP
      JonikoP
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.05.2010 Posts: 600
      Hey Newsat,

      A few additional thoughts.

      I would always raise AQo v a CO limp and SB call as you are probably way ahead of their limping range.

      I agree with Veriz that if he's aggressive then checking to allow him to bet his missed draws is better on this river.

      You have options with your betsizing on the river - I'm be inclined to bet small (half pot or so) and have him call you down with one pair type hands. You shove is also fine given that the draws missed and he might level himself into a call thinking your range is polarised between bluffs and monsters.