[NL2-NL10] NL10 88 OOP against station

    • valancius
      Joined: 10.03.2009 Posts: 65
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 8, 8.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, BU calls $0.40, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.95) 7, 6, 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, BU calls $0.60.

      Turn: ($2.15) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.50, BU calls $1.50.

      River: ($5.15) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.40, BU calls $2.40.

      Final Pot: $9.95.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of eights(8c 8d).
      BU shows a pair of queens(Qs Qc).

      BU wins with a pair of queens(Qs Qc).

      HEM info:
      BU VP$IP:31/PFR:2/AF:1/fold to cbet:20/W$SD:67/60 hands

      I think that flop and turn bet was okay, although his W$SD is high and he will have some kind of hand or draw, so i waned to protect and get value from my hand, but when river card comes what should i do? Should i try block bet small, like ~1/3 pot and fold to raise or should i check and hope for check behind, because he will only call with better hands with his W$SD and with his passive mode i will not see many bluffs on river?
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello valancius,

      There is no point in betting the river for the reason that not many worse hands will Call you anyways there and likely just Checking and hoping to see the free showdown is much better.

      Best regards.