[NL20-NL50] NL25FR RUSH river vbet?

    • IDidIt4TheLuLz
      Joined: 21.08.2010 Posts: 27
      UTG2 is 13/10 over 50hands. I decided not to 3bet pre because he is opening from UTG. I think the flop is standard. Notice that on the turn he bets bigger than on the flop (relative to pot size). I call once more. On the river I'm not sure whether I can or can't value bet. I don't think the T improved his range a lot (because he would probably bet himself). On the other hand we only could get value from is AQ and AJ and I'm not even sure he calls with these hands.

      So should I bet the river (if yes, then how much)?

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      CO (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is CO with A, K.
      UTG1 folds, UTG2 raises to $0.75, 3 folds, Hero calls $0.75, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($1.85) 2, A, T (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $1.25, Hero calls $1.25.

      Turn: ($4.35) K (2 players)
      UTG2 bets $3.50, Hero calls $3.50.

      River: ($11.35) T (2 players)
      UTG2 checks, Hero bets $5.50, UTG2 calls $5.50.

      Final Pot: $22.35.
  • 3 replies
    • matusko
      Joined: 05.09.2010 Posts: 5,896
      I would bet small, he never has Tx or stronger bc he would bet it himself since your line looks so much like Ax and he knows you would be checking back AJ, AQ. Also he might be afraid of the T so I would go for 1/3-1/2 pot.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello IDidIt4TheLuLz,

      Basically why not raise the turn if he really doesn't seem to be really thinking player and rather loose tendency postflop. Although your line should be fine as well to keep some Ax hands in the pot. And yes, I would go for a bet and likely your sizing should be fine, we might consider making it a bit bigger but that's not that bad either, gives us perfect room for a fold.

      Best regards.
    • thazar
      Joined: 14.09.2009 Posts: 6,561
      I like the way you played it. sizing and all. by betting bigger you probably will make a lot of worse hands to fold, however it gives you a lot of room to fold as despite having the 2 top pairs the board has paired and there are quite a few combos ahead of you.