[NL2-NL10] NL 10 T9o

    • 0744379
      0744379
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.06.2011 Posts: 435
      Party, $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
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      SB: $7.60 (76 bb)
      Hero (CO): $10 (100 bb)
      BTN: $15.99 (159.9 bb)
      MP: $5.30 (53 bb)
      BB: $11.41 (114.1 bb)

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

      Flop: ($0.75) 8 4 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.54, BTN calls $0.54

      Turn: ($1.83) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.30, BTN calls $1.30

      River: ($4.43) J (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $2.10, Hero calls $2.10

      Results:
      $8.63 pot ($0.43 rake)
      Final Board: 8 4 7 6 J
      Hero showed 9 T and won $8.20 ($3.96 net)
      BTN showed 8 8 and lost (-$4.24 net)


      I'm not sure if I should check or bet the river. I think I lost some value by checking as I would have bet more than half pot and villain will not bet his sets all the time.
  • 4 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      If BTN is loose I don't like our open. We also have some short blinds but they could be fishy.

      As played we can bet the turn larger as well and on the river I prefer bet/fold rather than check call.

      What hands do you expect him to bet on the river? Can you expect him to have those slowplayed sets (and what do you think, would these sets call or fold the river, or raise?)?
    • 0744379
      0744379
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.06.2011 Posts: 435
      I think that he bets his flushes all of the time on the river.
      I think he bets his sets some of the time but I would think he would raise the flop/ turn with sets quite often too. I think he bets his 2-pair hands very few times on the river.

      By this logic you are right, bet/fold seems like the better option but is it a bet for value? I'm not sure he calls with his sets all of the time. How much would you bet in this scenario?
    • Alan883
      Alan883
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.12.2008 Posts: 1,941
      I don't know but for me check/call river is better option. We have here very wet board and villain could easily hit his flush the way he played.

      Somehow i see a player on such a wet board raising us with his sets on flop or at least turn so i think i would not give him on a sets but more likely draws.

      If we check river we can make villain bluffing or betting small like in this case and win a pot. With betting river i think we cannot beat much and we give ourselfs in very difficult position if villain pushes.

      I think it is easier for us to play check/call river.
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
      Basic
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by 0744379
      I think that he bets his flushes all of the time on the river.
      I think he bets his sets some of the time but I would think he would raise the flop/ turn with sets quite often too. I think he bets his 2-pair hands very few times on the river.

      By this logic you are right, bet/fold seems like the better option but is it a bet for value? I'm not sure he calls with his sets all of the time. How much would you bet in this scenario?
      If he slowplayed sets till the river I can't seem him folding.

      The bet size you chose is fine because we don't want to make his decision too hard as he may get scared by a bigger bet.