[NL2-NL10] NL2 Facing river bet with a straight on the board

    • VorpalF2F
      VorpalF2F
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      Joined: 02.09.2010 Posts: 8,904
      Villain was in lots of pots, and aggressive.
      very few hands, though ( < 50 )

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

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

      Known players:
      MP2:
      $2.94
      MP3:
      $1.95
      CO:
      $1.57
      BU (Hero):
      $10.38
      SB:
      $1.69
      BB:
      $0.71
      UTG1:
      $2.03
      UTG2:
      $1.82
      MP1:
      $1.68


      Preflop: Hero is BU with A, K.
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.10, 2 folds, MP2 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.23) 8, 7, 9 (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0.15, MP2 calls $0.15.

      Turn: ($0.53) J (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.53) T (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.44, [I][COLOR=grey]Hero ???

      As I looked at this:
      it is a split at best for me.
      If he has a 7, Q or any heart I'm dead.

      Is there such a thing as pot odds in this situation?
      Outs = 0

      Other considerations:
      Is he just muscling me off the hand?
      Has he been slow playing a flush?

      Options:
      Call
      Shove
      Fold

      I chose:
      fold.
      Since he was loose, aggro and on my right I figured I could catch him later w/ a better situation. After this he settled down and played fairly tight for while, and I was never in a pot with him again.

      On looking back at this I realize I had actually given up on the hand at the 3rd heart. At the time, though, I was only looking at the straight.

      I'm worried I'm a bit too gun-shy with these big river bets that follow passive Turn/River.


  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello VorpalF2F,

      Basically there is no point to Call anymore or even ship or whatever. We can't be sure that he is ever folding any hand and more often he will have a hand than a bluff. Therefore good fold while we even haven't invested much into the pot.

      And as well even sometimes I prefer just Checking behind on such a flop while there are just so many draws which he continues and as well SCs.

      Best regards.