[NL2-NL10] AK-high vs. a smallish river donk dilemma

    • Th334
      Th334
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      Hero (BB): $2.23 (111.5 bb)
      CO: $5 (250 bb)
      BTN: $0.74 (37 bb)
      SB: $1.58 (79 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A K
      2 folds, SB completes, Hero raises to $0.08, SB calls $0.06

      Flop: ($0.16) J 4 8 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.10, SB calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.36) Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.36) 8 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.09, Hero?

      I had many dilemmas in that session, as you might have noticed.

      Here's another one. Do people bluff like that at all? What could he possibly bluff with? AT?

      Or was it a trap to raise us, or a block bet to see the showdown cheaply with a made hand?

      In either way, calling it is only profitable, when it can be a bluff. Does it look like one?
  • 3 replies
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi German,

      First off I'd barrel that turn card. We now have FE versus some pairs and picked up a gutshot. Furthermore we may still get value from worse like draws.

      I'd make it $0.25 or so.

      Normally you see people bet small either to induce or "thin"/blocker bet with a Jx type hand.
    • Th334
      Th334
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      Joined: 26.11.2012 Posts: 971
      Originally posted by BogdanPS
      First off I'd barrel that turn card.

      Gotcha. Agree.

      Originally posted by BogdanPS
      Normally you see people bet small either to induce or "thin"/blocker bet with a Jx type hand.
      Are you saying that the river is fold without some very special reads?
    • BogdanPS
      BogdanPS
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      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Originally posted by Th334
      Originally posted by BogdanPS
      First off I'd barrel that turn card.

      Gotcha. Agree.

      Originally posted by BogdanPS
      Normally you see people bet small either to induce or "thin"/blocker bet with a Jx type hand.
      Are you saying that the river is fold without some very special reads?
      Yes I am.

      I think we are beat here almost always and while he doesn't have a strong hand always I wouldn't bluff either versus a potential fishy, calling station player.