[NL2-NL10] NL5 SH 98s OOP

    • seanspurs87
      Joined: 05.09.2012 Posts: 112
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      CO: $8.31 (166.2 bb)
      BTN: $5.41 (108.2 bb) (24/18/1.3/24/137) [VPIP/PFR/AF/WTSD/Hands]
      SB: $9.72 (194.4 bb)
      BB: $2.91 (58.2 bb)
      Hero (MP): $5.05 (101 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with 8 9
      Hero raises to $0.15, CO folds, BTN calls $0.15, 2 folds

      Flop: ($0.37) 5 5 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.24, BTN calls $0.24

      Turn: ($0.85) J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.40, BTN calls $0.40

      River: ($1.65) 2 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1, Hero???

      Hello, I'm not sure I played this hand too great. Preflop with a seemingly solid player on the BTN maybe it was a bit lose to open with 98s. Anyways on the flop my line bet/fold and the same on the turn, got the backdoor FD as well. I really don't like my bet size here though it smells of a bluff, I think about $0.50-0.60 would have been better. Anyways I think I'm probably beaten here but it's quite tempting to call. Should I maybe make a block bet here?

  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343

      I would not bet river for value, since you likely only get called by better hands- also I think mixing it up and c/c turn and c/c river should be fine, since you should get floated quite often sometimes Ax hands, lower pp-s, 76s, 97s and so on.

      On the river I think you´re good enough to c/c- I would most of the times expect him to have either AJ+ or some kind of missed draw

      best regards,