[NL2-NL10] NL 4 set on the river

    • chris210586
      chris210586
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.05.2009 Posts: 24
      Villain: 17, 14 regular
      What to do on the river? (whats the best play without any special reads)

      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP2 (Hero):
      $7.91
      MP3:
      $4.00
      CO:
      $4.00
      BU:
      $4.57
      SB:
      $4.54
      BB:
      $4.00


      Preflop: Hero is MP2 with 5, 5.
      Hero raises to $0.16, MP3 calls $0.16, 2 folds, SB calls $0.14, BB calls $0.12.

      Flop: ($0.64) A, 5, 4 (4 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $0.45, MP3 calls $0.45, SB folds, BB folds.

      Turn: ($1.54) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.20, MP3 calls $1.20.

      River: ($3.94) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.88, MP3 folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $3.94.
  • 2 replies
    • cgoldie
      cgoldie
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.08.2010 Posts: 73
      personally I prefer a smaller bet size here if your going to bet. 1/4 to 1/3 ish, that way worse hands can still call and you rarely get bluff raised. I think a check call is also ok vs a lot of players that will bet with Ax, 2 pair or a busted draw.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Against 4 people and this board texture we can bet the flop larger for value.

      Turn bet is fine since villain will have either draws or Ax (sometimes 67 that got there).

      On the river I also like our bet because villain may still call with Ax and draws fold anyway. So without any special reads (ie: what he value bets or bluffs) just bet the river about 1/2 pot.