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[NL20-NL50] Call down or raise and river bet sizing?

    • maheepsangari
      maheepsangari
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.06.2010 Posts: 2,163
      Prima, $0.10/$0.20 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 5 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      BB: $9.33 (46.7 bb)
      MP: $20 (100 bb)
      CO: $12.80 (64 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $20 (100 bb)
      SB: $69.52 (347.6 bb) Just 4 hands, 75/50/AF 7.0

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with 7 7
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.60, SB calls $0.50, BB folds

      Flop: ($1.40) 7 4 9 (2 players)
      SB bets $1.40, Hero calls $1.40

      I called down here to keep weaker part of his range and bluffs in play. Fine to call or should I raise for protection + value

      Turn: ($4.20) Q (2 players)
      SB bets $1.60, Hero calls $1.60

      His bet size reduces significantly now he might be scared of the Q and might be planning to bet/fold here. The board is still dry so I decide to jsut call and raise river.

      River: ($7.40) 5 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $5.50, SB folds

      I highly doubt he's going to call me here on the river, should I bet very less to induce a call like ~3 or should I go for value? Even if he had a hand like A9 he might not call a big bet but might call a small one. If he had a strong enough hand to call my river bet size then he would have bet river himself.
  • 2 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Hi.

      I think calling turn makes more sense if he bets bigger. Who knows whether he is going to bet/fold or bet/call?

      We may have problems getting all the money in by the river though. But I think calling is fine, I agree that he doesn't seem that strong. If we had a greater read about him being some calling station fish, then I would still raise the Turn anyway, hoping that he has 88-JJ or QX and then jam the River.

      Thanks.
    • MaHnaK
      MaHnaK
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.01.2009 Posts: 4,226
      I am more inclined to raising the turn here, he might bet/call if he is calling station as mbml said. If he has weaker hand, i don't see him betting river often.