[NL20-NL50] [sh] nl 50 trappy on the river

    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      On Game, $0.25/$0.50 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $48.75 (97.5 bb)
      BB: $40.50 (81 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $50.57 (101.1 bb)
      MP: $52.87 (105.7 bb)
      CO: $57.69 (115.4 bb)
      BTN: $56.05 (112.1 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with A K
      Hero raises to $1.75, 2 folds, BTN calls $1.75, 2 folds

      Flop: ($4.25) J A 8 (2 players)
      Hero bets $3, BTN calls $3

      Turn: ($10.25) T (2 players)
      Hero bets $6, BTN calls $6

      River: ($22.25) 6 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $16.75, Hero calls $16.75

      $55.75 pot ($2.78 rake)
      Final Board: J A 8 T 6
      Hero mucked A K and lost (-$27.50 net)
      BTN showed J A and won $52.97 ($25.47 net)

      I expected my opponent to raise a stronger hand than mine either on the flop or on the turn. This is why I went trappy mode on the river but I was proved to be wrong. This combined with his be on the larger side makes me think of him as a not so good opponent. Am I right here?
  • 3 replies
    • double2
      Joined: 04.11.2008 Posts: 14,642
      I think turn you have to decide if you're going to bet a blank river. If the answer is no I think c/c turn is actually a good idea. You're line I definitely don't like, if you bet turn and he calls you put him on a lot of worse Ax hands so please bet again river.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi DeMarco,

      Preflop: looks fine

      Postflop: What worse hands would you expect this somewhat passive villain to bet on the river?

      I can see even AQ checking back at times and he doesn't have that many FDs. We hold the Kh so at best he has QJ that checks back (showdown) and possibly some QT/Q9 and other small connectors.

      So as double said bet the river 1/2 to get value from all of those Ax/Jx even Tx hands (PS: also look at his WTSD stats)
    • DeMarcohsp
      Joined: 15.06.2010 Posts: 1,975
      Oh, I just thought my line was awesome, forgot to check the reality of the stats :f_biggrin: