[NL2-NL10] NL5 FR 85o river spot - bluffcatching

    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Known Players:
      MP2: $5.59 - 112 bb
      MP3: $4.05 - 81 bb
      CO: $1.98 - 40 bb
      BU: $5.42 - 108 bb
      SB: $5.07 - 101 bb
      BB: $12.50 - 250 bb

      0.02/0.05 No Limit Hold'em (6 Handed)
      Hand recorder for this hand: PokerStrategy.com SideKick 1.1.417.4

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 8:diamond: , 5:spade:
      SB posts small blind ($0.02), Hero posts big blind ($0.05), MP2 folds, MP3 calls, 2 folds, SB calls, Hero checks

      Flop: ($0.15 - 3 bb) 8:club: , 5:heart: , 3:spade: (3 Players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.15, MP3 calls, SB folds

      Turn: ($0.45 - 9 bb) Q:heart: (2 Players)
      Hero bets $0.45, MP3 calls

      River: ($1.35 - 27 bb) Q:club: (2 Players)
      Hero checks, MP3 bets $0.60, Hero folds, MP3 gets uncalled back ($0.60)

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      MP3 was unknown. Judging from the stack and a limp - a recreational player / fish (what's the difference between the 2???).

      PREFLOP
      Freeplay

      FLOP
      Value.

      TURN
      Value.

      RIVER
      Could we call his bet as all the draws missed? Or am I more often against a better 8? We need only 25% equity.
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      kymupa
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364
      Hello,

      Preflop and flop are fine.

      On the turn I would usually not bet pot size, as the Q is an overcard and this might discourage him to call hands like weak 8x/5x. I would usually make it $0.35.

      As played, I think that the river is an easy check/fold here. The guy is unknown so we don't really have to bluffcatch here, also there aren't much draws in his range.

      Best,
      Plamen