[NL2-NL10] NL 10 Calling weak bets

    • Edukator99
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      Grabbed by Holdem Manager
      NL Holdem $0.10(BB) Replayer
      BB ($10.22)
      UTG ($5.77)
      UTG+1 ($7.35) 73 hands, VP10 pfr 4
      UTG+2 ($12.26)
      MP1 ($9.32)
      MP2 ($9.09)
      Hero ($11.43)
      CO ($13.28)

      CO posts (SB) $0.05

      Dealt to Hero T:diamond: A:diamond:

      calls $0.10, UTG calls $0.10, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $0.50, fold, fold, calls $0.40, fold

      FLOP ($1.25) 5:heart: 8:club: 7:spade:

      checks, Hero checks

      TURN ($1.25) 5:heart: 8:club: 7:spade: Q:spade:

      bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20

      RIVER ($1.65) 5:heart: 8:club: 7:spade: Q:spade: 3:heart:

      bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      I raised the 2 limpers to try and take the pot down with a decent suited A. When I missed the flop I was going to give up but that tiny bet reeked of weakness. I thought about raising but decided to call to see the final card. When he bet so small again I called, mainly to see what he was doing and though I might even win the hand.

      Just checking but I think my odds calculations are right here:
      Turn: He bet .20 into 1.25 giving 1-6 odds.
      River: He Bet .30 into 1.65 giving1-6 odds.

      All things being equal would a raise have been a good idea on the turn?
  • 3 replies
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      if you gave up on the flop I don´t think you should turn your hand into bluff and raise turn. Players would b/c just too often
      Question is if you should call his river bet, since to me it looks always like one pair hands that is betting for value, so I would like raise to 2$ more than calling river

      Pot odds should be correct
    • Edukator99
      Joined: 18.07.2010 Posts: 240
      He showed up with A8. I think he would have folded to a raise on the turn but I take your point as I didn't know what he had. lol

      Interesting idea on river...seems risky though no?
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Edukator99,

      I still like actually sometimes even Check behind and raise the turn. There is even a good article about such moves. Try reading this:
      Unorthodox bets and lines

      Best regards.