[NL2-NL10] NL2 FR - Dangerous raise river?

    • Mat55
      Joined: 04.02.2013 Posts: 92
      Known Players:
      UTG2: $12.56 - 628 bb
      UTG3: $4.23 - 212 bb
      MP1: $2.87 - 144 bb
      MP2: $1.36 - 68 bb
      MP3: $0.77 - 39 bb
      CO: $1.96 - 98 bb
      BU: $1.60 - 80 bb
      SB: $2.01 - 101 bb
      BB: $0.80 - 40 bb

      0.01/0.02 No Limit Hold'em (9 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick

      Preflop: Hero is MP1 with K:spade: , J:heart:
      SB posts small blind ($0.01), BB posts big blind ($0.02), 2 folds, Hero raises for $0.06, MP2 calls, MP3 calls, 4 folds

      Flop: ($0.21 - 10.50 bb) K:club: , T:diamond: , 7:spade: (3 Players)
      Hero bets $0.06, MP2 folds, MP3 calls

      Turn: ($0.33 - 16.50 bb) 8:spade: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.14, MP3 calls

      River: ($0.61 - 30.50 bb) J:spade: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.20, MP3 folds, Hero gets uncalled back ($0.20)

      I didn't raise enough preflop, and maybe the turn wasn't as high as it should have been, but comes the river and all of a sudden I am easily in danger due to the straight and flush possibilities.. dangerous raise?
  • 3 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,343
      It could be ok to open 3x pre, but I prefer to use 4x on FR games.

      Post-flop.. Just bet 2/3 on flop and turn, if you bet so small with hit you lose a lot of value.
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Hi Mat,

      Preflop: This is a bit light given the position you are in and at these limits you want to raise bigger in EP/MP.

      Postflop: As played why are you betting so small? Why are you betting less than 1/3 of the pot?

      Same for the turn, why such small bets? You are giving them great odds to chase weak draws and lose a ton of value from made hands.

      So bet 2/3 and go from there,
    • Mat55
      Joined: 04.02.2013 Posts: 92
      If I bet so big I'm more likely to lose a lot as well so that's what scares me, and for the past month I been making raises like this (bad I know) so it is a habit.