[NL20-NL50] NL25sh 43s straight facing river check/raise

    • member001
      Joined: 18.03.2010 Posts: 288
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      BTN: $16.78 (67.1 bb) unknown
      SB: $79.27 (317.1 bb) tight 16/14 (116h)
      BB: $16.30 (65.2 bb) unknown
      UTG: $25.70 (102.8 bb)
      MP: $29.62 (118.5 bb)
      Hero (CO): $28.53 (114.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is CO with 3 4
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, 2 folds, BB calls $0.35

      Flop: ($1.30) 2 Q 6 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.70, BB calls $0.70

      Turn: ($2.70) 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $1.70, BB calls $1.70

      River: ($6.10) T (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $3, BB raises to $8.50, Hero folds

      Preflop: bit too loose open from CU with 43s. SB is tight but BU and BB are unknown and not full-stacked -> possibly bad / loose -> not a good idea to open with 4-high and expect them to fold!

      Flop: I think Qxx is ok to cbet in position, although it's virtually a pure bluff as I have very little equity.

      Turn: luck out and hit gutshot, clear bet/fold for value. Sizing should be bigger in case villain has a :heart: .

      River: plan was bet/fold for value again. But looking back on it, what worse hands call - can I really expect villain to call turn & river without the flush? By betting I am either going to get called by flushes, or maybe even (if my weak bet sizes have induced villain to make a move) get bluffed off the best hand. So now I think a check behind may have been better.
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779

      nice hand, this guy is probably a bad player when he has 65bb. he doesnt fold a queen too often to a halfpot bet so your line is optimal. he also has way more QX combos than flushes