[NL2-NL10] NL5 FR, ATo + river play

    • 36bullets
      Joined: 16.03.2010 Posts: 57
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      0.02/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.96 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with A:diamond: , T:spade:
      6 folds, Hero raises to $0.20, SB calls $0.18, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.45) Q:heart: , T:club: , 8:club: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.37, SB calls $0.37.

      Turn: ($1.19) 3:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1, SB calls $1.00.

        The c-bet on the flop was standard but having this card on the turn doesn't help villain's range, so I bet again.

      River: ($3.19) 2:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

        Should I bet again on the river?

      Final Pot: $3.19

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of tens (Ad Ts)
      SB shows (9c 7h)

      Hero wins with a pair of tens (Ad Ts)
  • 2 replies
    • amplifyd
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 1,769

      I prefer to check behind on the turn when you have a weak made hand youself. You can call some blank rivers like this one if you feel he is bluffing. Although it should be noted most of his (straight)draws have a pair like T9,Q9,JT etc so he probably isn't bluffing much on the river. If you bet on the turn you are betting as a bluff - when there is no need to you have some showdown value.

      Just because it doesn't help villians range doesn't mean it's a instabet.

      If you bet the river you just get called by better hands so take the free showdown :)

      Hope it helps.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello 36bullets,

      I would never say that we are betting as a bluff on turn! There is a lot of value from any kind of draw on turn, therefore I don't mind the bet although I would Bet it ~$0,80. Also we betting for free showdown. Otherwise sometimes I might as well pick better Check behind line depending on the opponent.

      Best regards.