[NL2-NL10] NL10 - Two pair faces problem on river (Heads up)

    • Salivanth
      Joined: 01.01.2011 Posts: 587
      I normally play Full Ring, but I start tables and use my little heads-up experience to win some money against impatient people who join without knowing how to play HU. Here's a hand I played while heads-up, and I'm not sure if I played it right:

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (2 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero) = ($10.10)
      BB = ($5.46)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8 :diamond: , 4 :diamond: .
      BB calls $0.05, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.2) J :spade: , 8 :heart: , 6 :heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.13, BB calls $0.13.

      Turn: ($0.46) 4 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.30, BB calls $0.30.

      River: ($1.06) J :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.99, BB raises to $4.93, Hero calls $3.94.

      Final Pot: $10.92.

      Here, I'm obviously wondering: What's the likelihood he's rivered a set here? Should I be betting? I reckon so, but calling the re-raise might have been a poor move. Is it +EV? (Also, naturally, did I stuff up on any other streets?)
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Salivanth,

      First of all, I'd likely say that HU in NL10 is taking a lot of rake and therefore it's not that easy to play profitable.

      About the hand:
      Basically you are overplaying your hand because of any 8x with higher kicker beats you, 99+ beats you. Any Jx beats you. Therefore I'd basically just Check/Fold the river, there is not much value and definitely you can't do the Call profitable in long run unless you really know that the opponent is turning his hand into bluff which ain't likely the case.

      Best regards.