[NL2-NL10] River Bet sizing

    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
      Gold
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      MP: $11.97 (119.7 bb)
      CO: $5.49 (54.9 bb) 40/20/0.3/0.0/25/16
      BTN: $10 (100 bb)
      Hero (SB): $10.42 (104.2 bb) 15/15/8.0/9.1/60/34
      BB: $9.70 (97 bb)
      UTG: $8.71 (87.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K K
      2 folds, CO calls $0.10, BTN folds, Hero raises to $0.60, BB folds, CO calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.30) J 2 Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.86, CO calls $0.86

      Turn: ($3.02) 9 (2 players)
      Hero checks, CO checks

      River: ($3.02) 3 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.60, CO calls $1.60

      Is the river bet sizing ok? I expect Qx hands to call a half pot sized bet here but I feel they might fold to a larger bet if their kicker is small.
  • 3 replies
    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
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      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Hi maheepsangari,

      I'd bet bigger on the flop, turn I'd continue betting close to half pot (he still has worse hands in his range and we have good redraw equity + he's passive which means he is not likely to raise with a flush) and river as played I think ~ 3/4 pot is called by Jx/Qx by this guy.

      Best regards.
    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
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      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Isn't there a problem with betting the turn with my redraw. If I get raised or shoved I won't get the odds to call. Only 16 hands on him so can't really say if he's passive or not to raise flush.
    • DeMarcohsp
      DeMarcohsp
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      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      If you bet bigger flop and turn you will have odds to call. You will bet close to 2, smth like 1.6 on the turn and he will have about 2.40 behind, we deff have odds to call.