[NL2-NL10] NL2 88 rivered set but fd completes, raise?

    • member001
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
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      0.01/0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: Elephant.Base 0.99 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 8:spade: , 8:club:
      UTG1 calls $0.02, UTG2 calls $0.02, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.12, 4 folds, UTG1 calls $0.10, 3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.33) J:club: , 6:spade: , 3:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero bets $0.2, UTG1 calls $0.20.

      Turn: ($0.73) 9:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG1 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.73) 8:diamond: (2 players)
      UTG1 bets $0.2, Hero calls $0.20.

      Final Pot: $1.13

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      UTG1 shows (Kh Jd)
      Hero shows three-of-a-kind, eights (8s 8c)

      Hero wins with three-of-a-kind, eights (8s 8c)

      I am not sure whether I missed value by not raising the river here. I was scared of a flush or straight, but does villain really turn up often here with a backdoor flush or straight after calling on such a dry rainbow flop? In hindsight his river bet size looks more like a blockbet / thin value with Jx or maybe some weird 2-pair type of hand. Should I have made a small raise to entice such hands to call?
  • 2 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      He is not betting that small with flushes and straights, so it should be easy raise for value with set and since he has there 1$ left I´d likely just shove or at least raise to 0.7$
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello member001,

      Preflop: What's with the raise here? I would definitely do it bigger if I want to raise it at all. There are so many limpers so at least $0,16. And actually sometimes being not even against full stack I do like just limping behind, avoid 3bet spots while we wont get perfect odds for a Call.
      Postflop: Likely he wont have the made hand anyways on river, therefore you can threw a small raise. Usually when he really had a stronger hand then he would be inclined to bet it bigger as well.

      Best regards.