[NL2-NL10] Set of fours facing push on river

    • Cylindrus
      Joined: 21.08.2011 Posts: 19
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      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 BU with T:heart: , 4:spade:
      MP2 raises to $0,12, 2 folds, Hero calls $0,12, 2 folds.

      Flop: ($0,30) 4:heart: , 4:diamond: , 3:club: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero checks.

      Turn: ($0,30) 8:diamond: (2 players)
      MP2 checks, Hero bets $0,14, MP2 calls $0,14.

      River: ($0,58) 9:spade: (2 players)
      MP2 bets $0,28, Hero raises to $0,70, MP2 raises to $3,92 (All-In), Hero calls $3,14 (All-In).

      Final Pot: $8,34

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      MP2 shows a full-house, eights full of fours (8h 8c)
      Hero shows (Th 4s)

      MP2 wins with a full-house, eights full of fours (8h 8c)

      What do you think about the play? Should I just fold on the river here?
  • 2 replies
    • verneer
      Joined: 06.08.2009 Posts: 366
      Quick technical detail - you have trip fours, not a set of fours :)

      I am not sure why you called preflop - that hand plays very poorly postflop unless you hit a miracle flop like you did.

      You should bet the flop when checked to and bet more on the turn. I definitely like raising the river once the villain leads out, but absent reads, can't really say whether to call or fold once he shoves.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello Cylindrus,

      Welcome to the NL Hand Evaluation Forum! Hopefully we will see more hands from you in the future. I hope that with our help you can improve your play and as well move up the limits. We will be waiting for the next hands and till that good luck on tables!

      Preflop: Why do you Call here? The hand is pretty horrible, I recommend reading you the pokerstrategy articles and downlod starting hand chart!

      As played
      Flop: I'd most likely just Bet the flop to build up the pot.

      As played
      Turn: Why do you bet so small?

      As played
      River: Totally overplayed, you will never-ever see a lot worse hands here which shove like that. At the best some kind of 4x, although I doubt that he has a lot of 4x hands from his opening range from UTG. So, yes fold.

      Best Regards.