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[NL2-NL10] Would you call the river?

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      UTG: $6.07 (121.4 bb)
      MP: $10.54 (210.8 bb)
      Hero (CO): $7.75 (155 bb) 32/25/1.2/5.6/44/63
      BTN: $4.07 (81.4 bb) 34/14/4.0/4.8/15/51
      SB: $5.39 (107.8 bb)
      BB: $5.14 (102.8 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with T 9
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.15, BTN raises to $0.30, 2 folds, Hero calls $0.15

      It's a min raise so I called.

      Flop: ($0.67) 8 T 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      If he had a :spade: I'd expect him to C-Bet, Even if he had a pocket pair I expect him to C-Bet, so I don't think he's got a draw or a pocket pair, might have overcards.

      Turn: ($0.67) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, BTN calls $0.40

      I go ahead and bet to take the pot down right now as no over card has fallen and my hand might be good enough to take it down. He calls, ok maybe he did have a draw and was playing it passively but its still unlikely, maybe he's pushing his luck with overcards.

      River: ($1.47) 4 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $3.37 and is all-in, Hero calls $3.37

      I check cause I think my hand has enough strength to see the showdown, he shoves and that makes absolutely no sense.

      The 4 :diamond: couldn't have helped him, I'm sure he doesn't have a straight with 56 and a straight with 9J is also unlikely as the hand played out, 3-Bet pot.

      I doubt he has a 2 pair, none of the two pair combos would make sense to 3-bet pre-flop. Did he get lucky with a set of 4? Unlikely.

      Finally the flush draw didn't complete either. Absolute nonsense.

      I put him on air with overcards or missed draw at max and call.
  • 1 reply
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      Hello maheepsangari,

      Bluff-catching vs shove on the river is rather bad, you haven't invested much into the pot and therefore doesn't really make sense to bluff-catch there. I'd rather just leave it alone, we can never discard some strong made hands from his range which are slowplaying and nor maybe even some overpairs.

      Best Regards.