[NL2-NL10] AJ min raise on the river big fish

    • Chowchow12
      Joined: 04.06.2012 Posts: 451
      Poker Stars, $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
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      BB: $5.80 (116 bb)
      Hero (UTG): $5.05 (101 bb)
      MP: $7.34 (146.8 bb)
      CO: $6.61 (132.2 bb)
      BTN: $5.53 (110.6 bb)
      SB: $5.53 (110.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is UTG with J A
      Hero raises to $0.15, MP calls $0.15, 4 folds

      Flop: ($0.37) 7 Q K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.20, MP calls $0.20

      Turn: ($0.77) A (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.45, MP calls $0.45

      River: ($1.67) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.60, MP raises to $1.20, Hero ??

      Seemed like a pretty standard hand, until the min raise on the river, there wasn't to much he could have that beats me other than a set, or a 2p or something, but I think he would have raised that earlier. I know I am probly beat here since he is so passive, to be honest i bet small because I didn't think he would be calling with anything to big, unless he had a K or something werid. The nit in me wants to fold, but then I can't seem to let the pot go.. I mean 1.67 +60 + 120 +60 = $4.07 so I only need to be right 15% of the time, but to be honest I have a hard time beliving he is going to minraise the river with a bluff or weaker A or a Q or a FD or something. Should I be calling down in spots like these?
  • 1 reply
    • kymupa
      Joined: 22.10.2009 Posts: 22,364

      Everything until the river is fine.

      As played, what hands are we trying to get value from on the river? I mean we do split with any Ax and we do lose to any Kx, so I can't really see why we should bet here.
      Having this said, I'd check/fold the river.