[NL2-NL10] NL2 QQ bad river

    • overson
      overson
      Bronze
      Joined: 13.04.2008 Posts: 195
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:
      MP3:
      $1.75
      CO (Hero):
      $4.19
      BU:
      $2.00
      SB:
      $2.18
      BB:
      $2.00
      MP2:
      $2.92


      Preflop: Hero is CO with Q, Q.
      MP2 folds, MP3 raises to $0.04, Hero raises to $0.12, BU calls $0.12, 2 folds, MP3 calls $0.08.

      Flop: ($0.39) 5, 7, 2 (3 players)
      MP3 checks, Hero bets $0.28, BU calls $0.28, MP3 folds.

      Turn: ($0.95) 2 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.70, BU calls $0.70.

      River: ($2.35) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.44, Hero calls $0.44.

      Final Pot: $3.23.

      I think up to the river is fine, but that river is really bad. It brings the flush, Ax, and he could have slow-played other hands. I planned to check call a small bet, but should I really fold to any bet?
  • 1 reply
    • mbml
      mbml
      Black
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,694
      Hi.

      I think the bet size on each street wasn't planned properly. You have two options here.

      1. Bet larger on Flop and push the Turn
      33 into 39 cents, pot will have $1.05 and you can shove for $1.09

      2. Bet smaller on Flop and Turn so that you have at least a half pot bet on the River.
      20 cents into 39 cents on Flop, pot will have 79 cents on the Turn and you half pot again for 40 cents, pot will have 1.59 on the River and you will have 82 cents on the River.

      If you opted for option 1, this river wouldn't be a problem. If you opted for option 2, you can now check/fold the River.