[NL2-NL10] NL2- 45s- how much to raise on the river?

    • Dback357
      Joined: 01.07.2010 Posts: 160

      Villain seemed fishy loose passive in the few hands I'd seen before this hand. I called preflop because of good odds and position, on the flop I decided to play passively because of the number of opponents + I had to discount 2 outs. After his check on the turn I thought he might be scared of the Q but since I was passive on the flop I checked behind.

      After his bet on the river, I wanted to raise but was not sure how big the raise should be. Because of his turn check I put him on a pair of 10s or on a bluff with a missed flush draw. I thought the missed draw will fold regardless of the size and a 10 might not call a big raise so I raised only slightly ower 2x his bet. Was this OK in this spot or should I do the standard '3x his bet' raise to possibly get more value?

      Thanks and best wishes.

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 5, 4.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0.04, MP1 folds, MP2 calls $0.04, MP3 calls $0.04, Hero calls $0.04, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.19) 3, 2, T (4 players)
      UTG2 checks, MP2 checks, MP3 bets $0.09, Hero calls $0.09, UTG2 folds, MP2 folds.

      Turn: ($0.37) Q (2 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.37) 6 (2 players)
      MP3 bets $0.27, Hero raises to $0.60, MP3 calls $0.33.

      Final Pot: $1.57.

      Results follow:

      Hero shows a straight, six high(5c 4c).
      MP3 shows a pair of tens(4s Tc).

      Hero wins with a straight, six high(5c 4c).
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Dback357,

      The play seems to be fine, I wouldn't raise the flop either while we just getting too good odds for a Call and rather abuse it. And river is questionable, I guess I would do the raise there even bigger like $1 should work as well. Even if he is some kind of fish we can expect more often him to make the Call there.

      Best regards.