[NL20-NL50] river raise

    • daisuke3823
      Joined: 05.02.2008 Posts: 8,321
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:


      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, K.
      3 folds, Hero raises to $0.62, SB calls $0.52, BB calls $0.37.

      Flop: ($1.86) 3, T, Q (3 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $0.75, Hero calls $0.75, SB calls $0.75.

      Turn: ($4.11) 8 (3 players)
      SB checks, BB bets $1.50, Hero calls $1.50, SB folds.

      River: ($7.11) Q (2 players)
      BB bets $2.00, Hero raises to $6.70, BB calls $4.70.

      Final Pot: $20.51.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows three of a kind, queens(Q K).
      BB shows a straight, queen high(J 9).

      BB wins with a straight, queen high(J 9).

      his stats in 9 hands vpip56 pfr33 af2,3 wtsd75 w$sd100   

      I raised with trips on the river,was it good?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897

      I would actually raise the flop here against such a small bet. Your hand is way ahead of his range and people level themselves into betting small and calling with all their crap here because they think they induced bluffs with the sizing. If you don't raise KQ but only nuts or air, they are often right to do so actually. :D Your KQ is almost as good as AA here. They rarely have AQ because they sometimes 3bet pre and you also block one Q. This means KQ = AA.

      Given how the action unfolded I think river raising is fine but I think your sizing is too big. I would only raise to around $5. His hand usually looks like Tx so you want that to call quite often. He has some weaker Qx in his range as well but combinatorically it's very unlikely compared to Tx. Against too big of a raise you get Tx to fold too often imo.