[NL20-NL50] [SH] NL25 A7o river spot - bluffcatching

    • Dawidas888
      Dawidas888
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.06.2009 Posts: 826
      Poker Stars, $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $9.59 (38.4 bb)
      Hero (BB): $25 (100 bb)
      UTG: $11.03 (44.1 bb)
      MP: $102.11 (408.4 bb)
      CO: $25.20 (100.8 bb)
      BTN: $18.90 (75.6 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 7 A
      3 folds, BTN raises to $0.75, SB folds, Hero calls $0.50

      Flop: ($1.60) 5 7 3 (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.25, Hero calls $1.25

      Turn: ($4.10) A (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($4.10) K (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.25, BTN raises to $3.50, Hero calls $2.25

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      BTN was unknown.

      TURN
      Was going for a check/raise.

      RIVER
      Given that villain didn't bet OTT I figured he's scared of an ace so I bet small for thin value vs low PPs, 7x etc. I'm not sure if I should bet bigger.

      Vs a raise I think it's an easy call as my bet could've induced him and also I beat some of his value hands (K7/K5/K3 etc.)
  • 1 reply
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      Hey D,

      I think what you said makes sense. There's also the possibility though that your opponent hit like AJ and now wants to induce more action from you so I'm not completely sold on small river bet or a river bet anyway but against 75bb stack that seems fishy it's for sure +EV.

      Sizing makes sense since it might induce value raise from those AJ type hands so it makes it an easy call imo since he can either bluff but also raise worse for value like you also mentioned.