[NL2-NL10] Nl50- flopped set, brutal river card

    • gggeorgio
      Joined: 05.09.2007 Posts: 494
      Blinds: $0.25/$0.50
      6 players

      Stack sizes:
      UTG: $136.65
      UTG+1: $27.48
      CO: $98.50
      Button: $48.75
      SB: $68.68
      Hero: $58.32

      Pre-flop: (6 players) Hero is BB with 7:heart: 7:diamond:
      UTG folds, [color:#cc0000]UTG+1 raises to $1[/color], 3 folds, Hero calls.

      Flop: 7:club: 5:spade: K:club: ($2.25, 2 players)
      [color:#cc0000]Hero bets $2[/color], UTG+1 calls.

      Turn: 8:diamond: ($6.25, 2 players)
      [color:#cc0000]Hero bets $5[/color], UTG+1 calls.

      River: 9:club: ($16.25, 2 players)
      [color:#cc0000]Hero bets $9[/color], [color:#cc0000]UTG+1 raises all-in $19.48[/color], Hero folds.

      My question is mostly with the river play. Its basically the worst card because it completes the straight and flush draw, so I didn't know which line was best. I went with bet/fold because then I'm not giving him a negative freeroll if he has a king or something like that. Is this right, or could a check/call or check/fold??
  • 1 reply
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      Important is UTG stacksize.
      Imo it is mistake to bet/fold, when other player has a little more than potsize left, since you´re giving yourself way too good odds to fold.
      So I´d probably go bet/call. There is a small chance that he is bluffing or maybe shoving Kx (it is unlikely that he his straight on the river).
      When I shove, he´ll fold Kx, but call with set and straight.
      And if I check he would check behind with worse hands and mostly shove with better ones.
      Against fullstack bet/fold is good.