[NL2-NL10] Right play on the river: bet/fold?

    • HansTheGreat
      Joined: 14.02.2010 Posts: 3,808
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (4 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with 5, 5.
      CO calls $0.02, BU folds, Hero calls $0.01, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.06) T, 6, 5 (3 players)
      Hero bets $0.06, BB calls $0.06, CO folds.

      Turn: ($0.18) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.13, BB calls $0.13.

      River: ($0.44) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.28, BB calls $0.28.

      Final Pot: $1.
      Results follow:

      BB shows a straight, seven high(7 4).
      Hero shows three of a kind, fives(5 5).

      BB wins with a straight, seven high(7 4).

      BB stats: 21/17/1.9/251 hands
  • 2 replies
    • Ghartman
      Joined: 28.10.2011 Posts: 273

      Slightly passive play could have cost you perhaps. Maybe a raise pre-flop of 0.06 or 0.08 takes it down. On the flop a club draw appears and you should protect your hand so you're bet on the flop is ok. On the turn a lot of draws complete so a check/call is probably better. Same on river, a 4 completes a straight so again a check/call or even check/fold is probably better. Betting out inflates the pot and puts you in a difficult situation if you get raised or shoved on.

    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Sikac,

      Seems to be fine, he definitely has even worse hands in his range, PPs/draws/Tx hands. Nice hand!

      Best Regards.