[NL20-NL50] should i value bet the river?

    • marvinsytan
      marvinsytan
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.01.2011 Posts: 245
      $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
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      5 Players
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      Stacks:
      UTG Love WPT $39.48
      CO roly8607 $16.32
      BTN Hero $31.95
      SB longyi520 $38.24
      BB lenni66 $25

      Pre-Flop: ($0.35, 5 players) Hero is BTN Ac Kh
      1 fold, roly8607 calls $0.25, Hero raises to $1.50, 1 fold, lenni66 calls $1.25, roly8607 folds

      Flop: 9h Ks Jd ($3.35, 2 players)
      lenni66 checks, Hero bets $2.50, lenni66 calls $2.50

      Turn: 7s ($8.35, 2 players)
      lenni66 checks, Hero bets $6.50, lenni66 calls $6.50

      River: 8h ($21.35, 2 players)
      lenni66 checks, Hero checks

      Final Pot: $21.35
      lenni66 shows a pair of Kings
      Qc Kd
      Hero shows a pair of Kings - Ace kicker
      Ac Kh

      Hero wins $20.31 (net +$9.81)

      lenni66 lost $10.50
      roly8607 lost $0.25
  • 2 replies
    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      it was very likely he was calling down with a K or J. the check on the river usually indicates weakness rather than a check-raise setup

      i would value bet the river about 7-10 dollars.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello marvinsytan,

      Depends a lot on the opponent, if he is some kind of station then I'd rather as well prefer betting the river, although just Checking behind there is as well fine. Since there are just so many combos which give 2pairs and as well straights. Although often time I expect him to shove himself with straight, that could also give us the information that he somehow has a weak hand. Overall Checking is totally fine.

      Best regards.