[NL2-NL10] NL 5 rivered

    • StraGus
      Joined: 23.03.2009 Posts: 123
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 8 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      UTG: $6.32
      UTG+1: $2.00
      MP: $4.97
      MP+1: $7.18
      CO: $5.00
      BTN: $5.07
      Hero (SB): $5.00
      BB: $4.66

      Hero posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero has 7:spade: 7:diamond:

      UTG calls $0.05, fold, MP raises to $0.15, fold, fold, fold, Hero calls $0.13, BB calls $0.10, UTG calls $0.10

      Flop: ($0.60, 4 players) 7:heart: K:club: Q:club:
      Hero bets $0.42, BB calls $0.42, fold, fold

      Turn: ($1.44, 2 players) 8:club:
      Hero bets $1.05, BB calls $1.05

      River: ($3.54, 2 players) J:spade:
      Hero checks, BB bets $3.04 and is all-in, fold

      BB wins $3.37

      What do you think of my play here?
      I think you will tell me to bet more on flop and turn if I choose to lead.. But maybe I should c/R ?
      My thought is to lead flop as the pot is with 4 players and flop is drawheavy and likely someone has hit.
      On turn I bet to protect from a single flush card or other draws.
      Is my fold on river okay?
  • 2 replies
    • ShaQQ
      Joined: 07.10.2008 Posts: 162
      I like your fold on the river, the difference between leading the flop and c/r is marginal but I think you'd do either or sometimes, but yes, bet sizing is a slight issue here as you've acknowledged.
      On the river I think this is a perfect spot to block bet, 1/3 pot and get away if raised, you're still getting value out of much of his range and you're getting raised by what beats you. $1.15 or something is an ok size I think. Just looking again you could bet slightly smaller on the turn to setup a better spot to block bet the river. Hope it helps, Paul.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello StraGus,

      Well, most likely I'd still bet a bit bet a bit bigger on the flop. But otherwise the river is really dependent on the opponent. Can he bluff with missed FD? Can he ship with 2pairs? Can he Call with worse hands? Most likely I'd either ship myself the river vs unknown or just Check/Fold as you did.

      Best Regards.