[NL2-NL10] river play

    • gggeorgio
      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 494
      No Limit Holdem Ring game
      Blinds: $0.05/$0.10
      6 players

      Stack sizes:
      UTG: $15.41
      UTG+1: $12.07
      CO: $37.21
      Hero: $20.90
      SB: $28.55
      BB: $8.39

      Pre-flop: (6 players) Hero is Button with T:spade: T:club:
      UTG folds, UTG+1 calls, CO folds, [color:#cc0000]Hero raises to $0.5[/color], 2 folds, UTG+1 calls.

      Flop: A:club: 7:club: 8:diamond: ($1.15, 2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, [color:#cc0000]Hero bets $0.7[/color], UTG+1 calls.

      Turn: A:spade: ($2.55, 2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero checks.

      River: 6:diamond: ($2.55, 2 players)
      UTG+1 checks, [color:#cc0000]Hero bets $1.4[/color], [color:#cc0000]UTG+1 raises to $2.8[/color], Hero calls.

      Final pot: $8.15
      [color:#ffffff]UTG+1 Shows 4d 5s[/color]

      I guess my question is whether it was worth making a 'value bet' on the end since it's very unlikely that he had an ace the way he played it. I don't think i should have called the min raise on the end though. I just couldn't put him on any kind of a hand so a called.
  • 4 replies
    • Tosh5457
      Joined: 18.01.2008 Posts: 3,062
      He played like he had a flush draw, but he could have A8 or A7 either (depending on how loose he is). Since the turn and river probably didn't help him yea I think the bet is fine, he could call you with a pair of 8 or 7 I guess. On the river with that miniraise I think you could call, you got very good pot odds.
    • Philipvw
      Joined: 28.05.2007 Posts: 578
      If you cbet flop, check turn and bet river a decent opponent will mostly think you're making a last (and hopeless) attempt to take the pot with nothing. Any 8, 7 or 6 will think that they're best. Some oppontents with also nothing will try to take it away with a minraise, or even want a little more for their lousy pair (this last play is quite bad i think, but it happens at these stakes).

      I think the check on the turn is good, the value bet on the river is also good and calling the minraise here is no problem.
    • gggeorgio
      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 494
      thanks philip. it just seems like I've barely ever run across minraises that are bluffs at this limit, but I guess I'm getting good odds to call so he doesn't have to bluff that often to make a call worthwhile.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Can´t really give villain other hand than boat which he slowplayed on the turn and river. But I´d also make the call, since pot is small.