[NL2-NL10] River Play

    • 3prswins
      Joined: 27.07.2011 Posts: 204
      Hi Guys,

      I think the play to the river is standard value/protection. I check the river to bluff induce however should I be raising when he bets into me? Would this then be a situation where i'm only getting called by a better hand (Flush/FH)?

      His WTS is 27% and he plays 71/21 VPIP/PFR. More of a general question rather than specific to this player.


      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      SB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is SB with K, Q.
      4 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, BB calls $0.20.

      Flop: ($0.6) A, T, J (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.50, BB calls $0.50.

      Turn: ($1.6) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.50, BB calls $1.50.

      River: ($4.6) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BB bets $3.60, [COLOR=black]Hero??
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      I think you have a bet/fold here. Your hand is too weak to check/raise, and too strong to bluff catch. If he raises we can put him mostly on AT/AJ/A9. I don't think those hands should raise flop/turn because you can easily have KQ or sets.

      You should take note of starting positions. I think given this is Blind vs Blind he could have most Aces in his range. As mentioned before, c/r may be overplaying your hand, unless you are certain that
      1) He always bets an Ace himself regardless of kicker
      2) He always calls a c/r