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[NL2-NL10] NL2 SH - A3o

    • TJtheTJ
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,588
      IPoker, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 4 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      CO: $2.75 (137.5 bb)
      Hero (BTN): $2 (100 bb)
      SB: $1.62 (81 bb)
      BB: $2.71 (135.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BTN with A 3
      CO folds, Hero raises to $0.06, SB calls $0.05, BB folds

      Flop: ($0.14) 5 A 7 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.10, SB calls $0.10

      Turn: ($0.34) 7 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks

      River: ($0.34) A (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.18, SB calls $0.18

      $0.70 pot ($0.04 rake)
      Final Board: 5 A 7 7 A
      Hero mucked A 3 and won $0.66 ($0.32 net)
      SB showed 7 5 and lost (-$0.34 net)

      Villain is unknown.

      Two questions here, really. First, is it better to cbet this board or to check it back? I can see some reasons for both, but decided to cbet for value.

      Turn is pretty standard check behind imo.

      On the river it's not really a matter of whether or not to bet, but rather how much to bet. I feel like I missed out on a little value here for some reason, but perhaps that's being results oriented. Can we value bet this river bigger?
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Against a rather fishy opponent on a drawy board I'm always cbetting this to take value from his draws here.
      If the board was something like A94r I would consider checking back here.

      Turn is a bad card, and I don't really mind checking back here.
      But what's our plan if the river is a 4c and he bets?

      As played, I think we should definitely bet bigger on the river to maximize our value against 7x here as he isn't really folding a full house here. So I would bet close to the pot or even overbet here - something like $0.5.