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[NL2-NL10] River thoughts

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

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with 8, 8.
      3 folds, MP2 raises to $0.15, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.15, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.37) 3, 6, 7 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.20, Hero calls $0.20.

      Turn: ($0.77) 8 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0.30, Hero raises to $1.34, MP2 calls $1.04.

      River: ($3.45) 9 (2 players)
      MP2 bets $1.40, Hero calls $1.40.

      Final Pot: $6.25.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, eights(8 8).MP2 shows a pair of sixes(6 A).Hero wins with three of a kind, eights(8 8).

      MP2 stats:50/22/18 hands
  • 1 reply
    • luizsilveira
      Joined: 27.11.2010 Posts: 2,320
      Hi, Sikac!

      Def., def. raise the turn! I didn't check the spoiler (results ruin the evaluation) but his betsize look a lot like draws. There are a ton of draws on the turn - draws you want to get value from! Lots of value. Plus, if he has an overpair (99+) players at this limit have a very hard time folding to a raise. The most important things at the micro limits is to get lots of value from your strong hands while avoiding paying off the passive players when they do show aggression.

      If on the turn he has a straight, so be it. It's just a cooler (and will happen a lot in poker) and you still have your outs for full house or quads. But if he has a hand like, say, JJ (overpair) he will be likely to pay you on the turn; however, if the river is a diamond, a club, a Q, a K, an A, a 9 or a 5 (much, much more than 1/2 the deck) he will be much less inclined to pay you off don't you think?

      As played, on the river I'd just call as well. Not much value in raising; you'll often make him fold a lot of the hands you beat and will get certainly get called by better hands than yours...

      In my opinion, your value was on the turn. If he didn't have a strong enough hand to call your raise, too bad; but often times he will, and in those times you must go for the big payoff with a hand as strong as yours.