[NL2-NL10] Problem River - too small bet?

    • ramadas
      ramadas
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.09.2011 Posts: 462
      I was afraid he had flush on the river, should I check instead? Was it overplayed?

      $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem
      PokerStars
      9 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG Player8 ($2.36) 118bb
      UTG+1 Player9 ($0.89) 45bb
      MP1 Player1 ($0.95) 48bb
      MP2 Player2 ($1.89) 95bb
      MP3 Player3 ($1.06) 53bb
      CO Player4 ($1.05) 53bb
      BTN Player5 ($2.82) 141bb
      SB Player6 ($2) 100bb
      BB Hero ($5.19) 260bb

      Pre-Flop: ($0.03, 9 players) Hero is BB Q:diamond: 4:heart:
      4 folds, Player3 checks, Player4 calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero checks

      Flop: 2:spade: 7:heart: 10:spade: ($0.05, 3 players)
      Hero checks, Player3 checks, Player4 checks

      Turn: Q:spade: ($0.05, 3 players)
      Hero bets $0.08, Player3 calls $0.08, Player4 calls $0.08

      River: 8:diamond: ($0.29, 3 players)
      Hero bets $0.14, Player3 folds, Player4 calls $0.14

      Final Pot: $0.57
      Player4 shows
      A:heart: Q:club:
      Hero shows
      Q:diamond: 4:heart:

      Player4 wins $0.58 (net +$0.34)

      Player3 lost $0.08
      Hero lost $0.24
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi ramadas.

      It's not that easy to make a flush - They did nothing which indicated that they could have flush draws on the Flop. A lot of the time these guys would just bet with their draws.

      At the same time, your kicker is really weak. I don't like a big bet here - He could easily have a stronger Queen like he did here.

      Your half pot bet seems ok to me.