[NL20-NL50] [NL50 FR Rush] QJs river play?

    • whipflip15
      whipflip15
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      Joined: 25.11.2006 Posts: 284
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU:
      $50.00
      SB:
      $34.80
      BB (Hero):
      $51.50
      UTG1:
      $47.25
      UTG2:
      $19.00
      MP1:
      $126.85
      MP2:
      $50.00
      MP3:
      $63.10
      CO:
      $48.00


      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q, J.
      4 folds, MP3 raises to $1.00, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.50.

      Flop: ($2.25) 7, A, 5 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $2.00, Hero calls $2.00.

      Turn: ($6.25) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $2.00, Hero raises to $7.50, MP3 calls $5.50.

      River: ($21.25) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $14.00, MP3 raises to $52.60(All-In), Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $35.25.

      Check/call river better vs unknown?
  • 5 replies
    • viewer88
      viewer88
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      Joined: 19.04.2008 Posts: 5,545
      bet/call river the way you played it imo or is that too spewy?
      I prefer betting smaller like 9$ in a 21$ pot, that makes it easier to bet/fold aswell.

      As played you have 25$ left to call here.. I don't think you can fold. You have the Q and the J so it's unlikely that he's gonna do this with a worse flush but he can be overplaying a lot of aces here or turning hands into a bluff.
    • whipflip15
      whipflip15
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      Joined: 25.11.2006 Posts: 284
      If you bet $9 here I'd expect to get bluff raised often.

      My hand is only a bluff catcher after the river raise.
    • whipflip15
      whipflip15
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      Joined: 25.11.2006 Posts: 284
      and I don't think he is bluffing enough. My line is way strong here: check/call, check/raise, lead.
    • viewer88
      viewer88
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      Joined: 19.04.2008 Posts: 5,545
      Yea your line kinda screams "flush" here or either bluff. His bet/call on river indicates a strong hand, maybe he has a set or AK with the king of spades.

      So I agree with you: If he's a good, thinking player he's never gonna shove the river with a worse hand so bet/fold river is propaby best.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
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      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Since you hold Q and Jx would he really call you down with smt like ATs, A9s.
      So I think I would prefer c/c river to look I´m scared flush and hope he would turn smt into bluff, since I would c/c that board a lot of times my lower flushes