[NL2-NL10] NL2 KJ Ace on the river

    • adsefghijk
      Joined: 19.02.2011 Posts: 247
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      0,01/0,02 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy.com Elephant 0.105 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BU with K:diamond: , J:spade:
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0,02, 3 folds, Hero raises to $0,10, 2 folds, MP1 calls $0,08.

      Flop: ($0,23) T:heart: , 9:spade: , 7:club: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($0,23) 5:club: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero checks.

      River: ($0,23) A:heart: (2 players)
      MP1 checks, Hero bets $0,17, MP1 raises to $0,40, Hero folds.

      Final Pot: $0,80

      I don't remember why didn't I cbet the flop - I should have. Should i have just checked behind on the river?
  • 2 replies
    • ShaQQ
      Joined: 07.10.2008 Posts: 162
      I don't think checking back flop is all that bad, drawing to the nuts and your hand is well disguised if you hit, although with micro stakes players fold to cbet% being so high, cbetting is obv +EV. On the river your line makes sense and betting is fine.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello adsefghijk,

      Most likely betting the flop is better since we will gain fold equity and of course we still have couple of outs even. :) We also gain a secure card most likely for the river where we can Check it behind on the turn.

      But as played I would just Check it behind on the river since I doubt that we are making any pair to fold anyways and all those hands what fold we beat with K high.

      Best Regards.