[NL2-NL10] River call with 2nd pair

    • BreadWarden
      Joined: 11.05.2011 Posts: 29
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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 UTG2 with J:spade: , J:club:
      UTG1 folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 3 folds, CO calls $0.08, BU folds, SB calls $0.07, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.26) A:spade: , T:diamond: , 4:spade: (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.15, CO folds, SB calls $0.15.

      Turn: ($0.56) 6:heart: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.56) 4:heart: (2 players)
      SB bets $0.32, Hero calls $0.32.

      Final Pot: $1.20

      Right move calling on river even though I only have 2nd pair? I figured that he was either bluffing with a busted draw, or he had some kind of ace that he didn't want to bet with in the previous rounds. Wasn't sure exactly what the ratio would be between busted draw:top pair or better, but I thought there were good enough odds to call, even though I didn't know if he was the kind of player to bluff on the river. Also did I play the turn correctly by checking behind, wasn't sure if my hand was worth protecting.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello BreadWarden,

      Guess most likely in those cases I'd be rather inclined to fold without even knowing the opponent. They ain't that likely to bluff either when they don't have a full stack and have to invest almost their whole stack. We don't know either if he is able to bluff here not.

      Best regards.