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[NL2-NL10] nl5 - 10,9s vs ???

    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      Figured villian had a flush draw and may fold river to the bet.

      If I'm going to play this way, I guess its best to bet turn too?

      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      SB:
      $9.72
      Hero:
      $5.34

      0.03/0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.102 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is CO with J:heart: , T:heart:
      MP3 folds, Hero raises to $0.18, BU folds, SB calls $0.15, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.41) A:spade: , 7:spade: , 3:spade: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.26, SB calls $0.26.

      Turn: ($0.93) 2:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0.93) 4:diamond: (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.23, SB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $0.93
  • 3 replies
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Philfox1985,

      Well, you can't be sure on those type of guys what they have. He may as well easily play even Ax hands this way. :) Most likely I'd just give up there. Vs such a bet he will most likely never fold any pairs, might even make hero-call with his K high.

      Best Regards.
    • Philfox1985
      Philfox1985
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2010 Posts: 934
      I know the general advice is not to bluff rivers, but I have found it has worked a fair bit. Its not something I have done much, but I'm always looking for spots where villian looks to be weak with perhaps a missed draw or some weak pair.

      Bet doesn't have to be large, if I have read it correct villian doesn't have much he will often just give it up (I do look at the % he sees showdown for a feel of its likely success rate and won't bother if its above 35%). Bet doesn't work every time of course, probably about half the time so far, but that has still proven profitable given th bet size is usually 33 - 50% of the pot.
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Well, but as you may understand that your play doesn't look strong either. If you had the Ace or any made hand then you would also bet the turn. :) So I'd most likely snap-call with any pair here and maybe even sometimes with K high. Or another possibility would be to Check/Raise vs your bet size but obviously that kind of player wouldn't do that. Your style can easily be exploitable with your bet sizes here.