# [NL2-NL10] NL 10, hand that could turn into a very tricky spot

• Bronze
Joined: 06.03.2009
My plan on the turn is to check call one street as I belive he can bet with worse hands, and i Still got outs for improvement. But I am really unsure about the river is it a check fold or check call depending on his sizing? The guy was a 39/10 player who likes to bet when checked to. Not any extreme player in anyway normal aggression(on the few hands I played with him)

\$0.25/\$0.50 No Limit Holdem
PartyPoker
5 Players

Stacks:
UTG (\$114.54) 229bb
CO (\$337.71) 675bb
BTN (\$41.86) 84bb
Hero (SB) (\$52.25) 105bb
BB (\$42.04) 84bb

Pre-Flop: (\$0.75, 5 players) Hero is SB Q K
2 folds, BTN calls \$0.50, Hero raises to \$2.50, 1 fold, BTN calls \$2

Flop: K 10 Q (\$5.50, 2 players)
Hero bets \$3, BTN calls \$3

Turn: A (\$11.50, 2 players)
Hero checks, BTN bets \$8.62, Hero calls \$8.62

River: 5 (\$28.74, 2 players)
Hero checks, BTN checks

Final Pot: \$28.74
Hero shows
Q K

Hero wins \$28.03 (net +\$13.91)

BTN lost \$14.12
• 2 replies
• Coach
Coach
Joined: 03.08.2009
I'd probably check-fold the river to most bet-sizes. (Unless villain does something ridiculous like min-bet).

There is no way villain should ever be betting worse for value here. (This doesn't apply if villain is a huge fish, and this is not impossible given his VPIP/PFR and stack-size)

Given the above statement, KQ is only a bluffcatcher. Is villain bluffing with a high enough frequency for you to make the call? Probably not. For a start there aren't going to be any pure-bluffs in villains river betting range. This is because he is not going to get past the flop with a hand that would be a pure bluff by the river. This means villain has showdown value 99% of the time on this river.

I wouldn't generally give someone at these stakes credit for knowing when to turn a hand like TQ/KT into a bluff and assume they would check back any showdown hand that isn't strong enough to value bet.

Cliffs - Villain's value range has you crushed and he is probably not bluffing with a high enough frequency, making this a c/f river imo.
• Bronze
Joined: 02.02.2007
Hi,

I would prefer betting flop 4\$ and I would also c/c turn to let him bet with the worst hands, since he would bet mostly Jx on the river I think river should be c/f

best regards,