[NL2-NL10] nl16 - to small a river bet?

    • funluke111
      Joined: 16.02.2009 Posts: 17
      Heres a hand from a couple of days ago thats been bugging me.
      Even when i turned tp/tk i still had the feeling i was behind in the hand and I wasnt at all suprised when i saw trips at the river. Maybe it was the small bet on the turn that got me thinking but who knows. when the river completed the flush i decided to represent it. when i led out on the river he thought for a long time before calling which makes me think my bet was a little to small. maybe a 3/4 pot or pot size bet would of been better? or should i have just checked called the river?

      cheers luke

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.08/$0.16 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1 (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with A, Q.
      UTG2 folds, Hero raises to $0.64, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.64, 4 folds, 3 folds, 2 folds, BB folds.

      Flop: ($1.52) 5, 8, 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.80, MP3 calls $0.80.

      Turn: ($3.12) Q (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $1.12, Hero calls $1.12.

      River: ($5.36) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.56, MP3 calls $2.56.

      Final Pot: $10.48.
      Results follow:

      MP3 shows three of a kind, fives(5 5).
      Hero shows a pair of queens(A Q).

      MP3 wins with three of a kind, fives(5 5).
  • 2 replies
    • Tomaloc
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,000
      imo the "standard" play is to bet flop and turn (since you improved) like 2/3 pot and c/c a blank, c/f that specific river.

      as played, you two rep a flush draw quite well :D
      i'd rather go with 2/3~3/4 if you want to try to bluff him out of non-flushes (i wouldn't), he could easily have a flush himself imo.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello funluke111,

      Don't see any reason to Check/Call the turn & donk the river, which is pretty bad play.

      Turn: Rather bet the turn yourself and protect your hand than turn your hand into bluff-catcher.

      As played
      River: Don't see any reason to donk it here as you went for bluff-catcher, then let him bluff here as well.

      Best Regards.