[NL2-NL10] [SH] set on straight & flush board river OOP

    • GreenPiece
      GreenPiece
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      PokerStars - $0.05 NL (6 max) ZOOM - Holdem - 6 players

      Opponent unknown

      BTN: $6.49
      SB: $6.77
      BB: $4.93
      UTG: $4.64
      Hero (MP): $5.27
      CO: $5.48

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.05

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero has 4:heart: 4:club:

      fold, Hero raises to $0.15, CO calls $0.15, BTN calls $0.15, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.52, 3 players) 4:diamond: 7:heart: 9:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.35, fold, BTN calls $0.35

      Turn: ($1.22, 2 players) 5:heart:
      Hero bets $0.85, BTN calls $0.85

      River: ($2.92, 2 players) 6:diamond:
      Hero ?

      It should have been a little bit bigger on the flop & turn, smth about 0.4-0.45 & 1-1.1 I think. What about the river?
  • 3 replies
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,697
      hi

      The line you took is standard and yes you probably should bet larger to build the pot more so that you can jam the River.

      I do think you can take some alternative lines, like c/r Flop or bet Flop c/r Turn.

      AS played, I think you can c/f here. I don't expect the average NL5 player to turn his 9X into a bluff and rep the flush to fold out your sets and overpairs.
    • GreenPiece
      GreenPiece
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.06.2010 Posts: 5,962
      Actually it went this way:
      I bet 1$ hoping to get calls from 65, 76, TT, JJ but now I think it really should be c\f. Is this bet a big mistake or not so disastrous, what do you think?
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,697
      Well if you think that

      1. Your block bet on the River never gets bluff raised
      2. You are a favourite vs a calling range (>50% equity) so you can make a super thin value bet

      Then your 1$ bet is fine. But if you don't fulfill both conditions, you may be better off check/folding. Vs more aggro players who will turn weak made hands into bluffs here, you should c/c cos 44 is close to the top of your range for checking on the River.

      But C/F is my preferred choice for this exact situation at these stakes vs this guy.