[NL2-NL10] Bet sizing against small stack fish

    • maheepsangari
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,161
      Poker Stars, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 3 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $4.19 (41.9 bb) 60/10/0.9/7.7/36/48
      BB: $3.81 (38.1 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $10.31 (103.1 bb) 25/16/7.0/0.0/32/56

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with J A
      Hero raises to $0.30, SB calls $0.25, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.70) 4 8 J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.46, SB calls $0.46

      Turn: ($1.62) 4 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.08, SB calls $1.08

      River: ($3.78) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $2.52, SB folds

      I've noticed a lot lately that many of the fish with a small stack call down till the river and fold when I try to get their stacks in. Against these guys should I bet the flop and turn higher so that they feel more committed on the river or is this bet sizing ok? How about over-betting the turn to get them in?
  • 2 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      You could try to bet 3/4 or even 5/6 against them on flop and turn, if they really are stations that will call with worse. That way river-jam is easy.
    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Hi maheepsangari,

      You should deff bet the flop and turn bigger, I usually go like 1bb under pot to have a greater chance of getting their stacks in or if they fold I already got more value.

      I don't like overbetting the turn against fish since they like to calldown with under top pairs, second pairs, third paris, fourth pair, 5th pair, 6th pair....wait, not really 6th pair but you get the idea. In this spot I'd go flop 60 cents and turn little over 3/4.

      Best regards.