[NL2-NL10] nl4 Should I bet this River?

    • Ghartman
      Joined: 28.10.2011 Posts: 273

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with J:heart: , J:club:
      Hero raises to $0.12, 4 folds, BB raises to $0.38, Hero calls $0.26.

      Flop: ($0.78) 8:club: , 7:spade: , 3:club: (2 players)
      BB bets $0.58, Hero calls $0.58.

      Turn: ($1.94) 4:spade: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.87, BB calls $0.87.

      River: ($3.68) 7:diamond: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $3.68

      Should I maybe have half-potted this river or was the more cautious approach ok too? I'm all ears guys...

  • 2 replies
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Ghartman,

      Preflop: What's the first reason for Calling the 3bet there? Do you expect him to 3bet light or what was the reason behind it?

      As played
      Postflop: Nah, if you are betting the river then you can as well just ship it. :D Although there ain't gonna be many worse hands which pay you anyways. I'd rather Bet the turn ~$1,40 and then Check it behind on the river.

      Best Regards.
    • Ghartman
      Joined: 28.10.2011 Posts: 273
      Hi veriz,

      My reason for calling the 3-bet was he 3-betting me nearly every time I raised, so I decided to take a stand with a decent hand. The flop came low but this guy was betting massive on every flop anyway so I didn't give him too much credit this time.

      Trust me, some of my plays may look a bit wacky but there is usually some thought and motive behind my actions and I'm definitely taking on board 'planning ahead' and am not getting too stranded in a hand, like I used to. I appreciate your feedback though.