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[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL50 T9s

    • duder1n0
      Joined: 07.07.2009 Posts: 5,335
      Prima, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players

      CO: $50.94 (101.9 bb)
      BTN: $122.97 (245.9 bb)
      SB: $30.09 (60.2 bb)
      BB: $112.16 (224.3 bb)
      UTG: $55.66 (111.3 bb)
      Hero (MP): $126.23 (252.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with 9 T
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $1.50, CO folds, BTN calls $1.50, 2 folds

      Flop: ($3.75) T T Q (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, BTN calls $2.50

      Turn: ($8.75) 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $6, BTN calls $6

      River: ($20.75) 9 (2 players)
      Hero bets $14, BTN folds

      Anon table.

      BTN is basically unknown. As we are 250bb deep, river betsize was a question to me. First I was thinking about an overbet (maybe push) going for max value, but after that I thought what could call such a huge bet on this board? J/QQ/QT certainly, which beat me, 88/99 also, which I beat, about A I'm not sure. After tanking for a while I went for a "normal" vbet on the river.
      What sizing would you choose here on the river?
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909

      You can probably bet a bit bigger on flop and consquently bigger on the turn. On the river it's quite hard to get value actually. Do you think he might turn Qx into a bluff if you check? When you bet I expect you to get called by 88, T8, A :heart: and maaaaybe but very unlikely K :heart: that you beat. I don't think he gets with 99 to the river. That's not a wide range at all. He does have QT and some J :heart: that beat you (not a wide range either). This basically means his made hand range on the river is very narrow both ways so you have to decide what is MAX he calls with his worse hands. I don't think you can overbet. It reeks of immense strength, I'd probably snap fold QT if you shove there. I think you should bet a normal size like you did. It will get a sure call from 88 and T8 and might get a crying call from A :heart: . Only thing that calls that beats you is QT which might raise earlier in the hand plus J :heart: always raises.