[NL2-NL10] NL10 SH What to do after ch/r on the river?

    • Alleen86
      Joined: 27.05.2010 Posts: 5,267

      The guy just joined the table and posted BB out of BB position, which IMO already tells something about him. I decided to pick up the dead money from the BU with a marginal hand, but he called. After my continuation bet on the flop and turn with TP and his check on the river, I bet small for value (all draws were busted), but then he raised AI. I called because his ch/r didn't make sense to me and was thinking that my small bet induced his bluff 3b AI. What do you think? Should I check back the turn and river? Should I fold on the river after his 3b, as played?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, 9.
      MP3 posts deadblind, MP2 folds, MP3 checks, CO folds, Hero raises to $0.40, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.30.

      Flop: ($0.95) Q, 4, J (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.60, MP3 calls $0.60.

      Turn: ($2.15) 4 (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $1.53, MP3 calls $1.53.

      River: ($5.21) 2 (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $2.00, MP3 raises to $7.47, Hero calls $5.47.

      Final Pot: $20.15.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and fours(Q 9).
      MP3 shows a pair of fours(T 5).

      Hero wins with two pairs, queens and fours(Q 9).
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Alleen86,

      Since the opponent unknown to me I am more often inclined to fold the river vs such a line. And betting the river is as well kinda close, sometimes I even prefer Checking behind and not taking the thin value.

      Best regards.