[NL20-NL50] NL 50 SH - how to protect on turn to not be commited on river

    • kesgab
      kesgab
      Bronze
      Joined: 24.05.2007 Posts: 217
      Known players:
      Position:
      Stack
      BB:
      $50,00
      Hero:
      $50,00
      BU:
      $50,20

      0,25/0,5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A:heart: , T:diamond:
      MP2 folds, Hero raises to $2,00, CO folds, BU calls $2,00, SB folds, BB calls $1,50.

      Flop: ($6,25) T:club: , 3:diamond: , 9:spade: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $4,00, BU calls $4,00, BB calls $4,00.

      Turn: ($18,25) A:diamond: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $13,00, BU folds, BB calls $13,00.

      River: ($44,25) A:club: (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $16,00, BB folds, Hero gets uncalled bet back..

      Final Pot: $44,25

      I think my flop cbet was a bit small and maybe my riverbet was a bit big, but my main question here is about the turn. I've faced similar situations several times before and i don't know what to do with it. I have a strong made hand on turn and i have to protect it against draws (in this hand one villain might hold an oesd) but if i bet a significant amount i might be commited on every river card. If i wanna be sure that i don't give the right odds for the draw i have to bet the pot or even maybe overbet it, which certainly makes worse hands fold. Another option is to make smaller bet, leaving enough money behind to get away on river.
      I don't know how to balance these things.
      How much would you bet on this turn? If a K, 8 (or maybe J or 6) hits river what would you do? How much would you call maximum?

      Thanks,
      kesgab

      edit: i'd like to also know how much should i bet on this river
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