[NL2-NL10] Nl4 confusing river

    • Filipstan
      Filipstan
      Global
      Joined: 06.11.2010 Posts: 185
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG1:
      $4.00
      UTG2:
      $3.42
      MP1:
      $3.60
      MP2:
      $4.46
      MP3 (Hero):
      $4.79
      CO:
      $2.61
      BU:
      $4.83
      SB:
      $4.41
      BB:
      $2.95


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 5, 5.
      4 folds, Hero calls $0.04, 2 folds, SB raises to $0.20, BB folds, Hero calls $0.16.

      Flop: ($0.44) J, 6, 5 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.42, Hero calls $0.42.

      Turn: ($1.28) 4 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.22, Hero raises to $2.44, SB calls $1.22.

      River: ($6.16) 3 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $6.16.
      Results follow:


      He was really loose, so should i value on the river, or it was dangerous of straight?
  • 2 replies
    • amplifyd
      amplifyd
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 1,769
      Hi,

      Hard to say really - but with only $1.44 left into $6 pot he's often gonna call with worse so I would shove for value.

      Better yet, if he's really loose, just shove the turn.

      Hope it helps.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Filipstan,

      Preflop: I don't like the limp at all from such a position, rather just raise it up. MP3 is more likely like a late position, therefore you might want to even raise it up here. :)

      As played
      Flop: Since he is Betting that strong into us you may even want to consider raising here, because he will very often have a strong hand here just before of him betting into us near pot size.

      As played if flop was Called
      Turn: Just shove it directly here, doesn't make sense to keep some of your money in your pocket.

      As played if turn was Raised smaller
      River: I'd still shove it in, more often if he has straight his own he will likely shove it here, not Check and watch what you do.

      Best regards.