[NL2-NL10] NL2 SH, river straight vs. donk

    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $1.56 (78 bb)
      BB: $2.35 (117.5 bb)
      UTG: $0.80 (40 bb)
      Hero (MP): $2.66 (133 bb)
      CO: $0.92 (46 bb)
      BTN: $1.40 (70 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with 9 A
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.08, 2 folds, SB calls $0.07, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.18) 6 8 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.08, SB calls $0.08

      Turn: ($0.34) T (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.34) 7 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.32, Hero calls $0.32

      $0.98 pot ($0.03 rake)
      Final Board: 6 8 8 T 7
      SB showed 9 J and won $0.95 ($0.47 net)
      Hero mucked 9 A and lost (-$0.48 net)

      Hi all,

      Flop: c-bet on a "mediocore" flop. Into one opponent should be fine. I didn't have enough hands for making stat-based postflop decisions, but the villain looked fishy: 31/9/32.

      Turn: FD completed. The opponent shows no aggression. Good.

      River: I got straight, and he donks the pot. My thinking was:
      a) well, he would start building up the pot on turn, if he had a flush.
      b) he might have pocket 7s...
      c) even if he has a straight, most likely we'll just split (it's better than folding).

      I'm not entirely sure though...he might still have a flush (theoretically) or a higher straight (although our straight is not strictly inferior).

      If he pushed...I would fold (and cry). His pot bet is pretty strong as well...but I decided to call with my straight.

      What do you think?

  • 2 replies
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi German,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Flop: I don't like cbetting these boards because we normally have to fire multiple streets to get villain to fold. And our hand is not that great either.

      Turn: looks fine. We could bet as a bluff but checking back is fine

      River: He can still have a flush, some boats (87, 77) and of course a 9x. When we call here we are looking at a split or maybe at best A8/Tx type hands.

      Since we only need to be good one in 3 times I would probably call as well (don't forget he has his entire flop calling range which can be very wide).
    • Th334
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      It all collapses when you realize that he did call the flop with the hand he was not supposed to :) Or, to begin with, he should have folded preflop :D

      That's how in poker bad players often win single hands :f_cool: