[NL2-NL10] Nl5 Aq

    • MarliesB
      Joined: 13.04.2013 Posts: 685
      I really thought his bet on the river was some kind of weird blockbet, like a bad queen or even jack trying to get a cheap showdown..

      PokerStars - $0.05 NL FAST (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players

      SB: 189 BB (VPIP: 31.37, PFR: 21.57, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 53)
      Hero (MP): 165.2 BB

      SB posts SB 0.4 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

      Pre Flop: (pot: 1.4 BB) Hero has A:diamond: Q:spade:

      fold, Hero raises to 3 BB, fold, fold, SB calls 2.6 BB, fold

      Flop: (7 BB, 2 players) Q:diamond: 9:diamond: J:heart:
      SB checks, Hero bets 4 BB, SB calls 4 BB

      Turn: (15 BB, 2 players) 4:club:
      SB checks, Hero bets 9 BB, SB calls 9 BB

      River: (33 BB, 2 players) K:club:
      SB bets 1 BB, Hero raises to 10 BB, SB calls 9 BB

      Hero shows A:diamond: Q:spade: (One Pair, Queens) (Pre 25%, Flop 74%, Turn 84%)
      SB shows K:heart: A:spade: (One Pair, Kings) (Pre 75%, Flop 26%, Turn 16%)
      SB wins 50.8 BB
  • 2 replies
    • CPallo
      Joined: 12.04.2012 Posts: 4,350
      River is just a call, I'd treat that min-bet as a check. Now there's just too many hands that beat us and you can't make better one to fold by raising (at least when you raise that small)
    • w34z3l
      Joined: 03.08.2009 Posts: 13,330
      Hey MarliesB,

      I'd probably bet a little bigger on the flop, lots of worse hands not folding on this texture.

      On the river when the board runs 4-to-straight it's a really bad board for extracting value. Even if villain does play a bad Q/J this way you shouldn't necessarily expect him to pay off a raise. My preferred option is just to flat river. If villain had just checked it wouldn't normally be a good spot to value bet.