# Common River Situation.

• Bronze
Joined: 08.08.2010
Consider the following hand that I made up.

Board:

J 7 4 8 T

Action:

We are on the button against the BB.

We minraise preflop,
Cbet Flop
Barrel Turn

On the river the effective stacks are \$400 and the pot is \$100. Our opponent checks.

Ranges:

For the sake of this example assume the following ranges:

our opponent's range (capped):

9x (50%)
two pair/set (50%)

Our range (uncapped):

Q9 (5%)
9x (20%)
two pair/ set (15%)
air/missed flush draws (60%)

Questions:

1) What are our options on the river?
2) What's the best play vs a straightforward reg?
3) What's our GTO strategy?
4) What's our opponent's GTO strategy?
• 6 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 19.06.2012
3)&4)

let me say 1% range is 1 combo, meaning ranges are normalized to 100 combos

you shove \$400 Q9 (5), air (4)
you bet \$40 9x (20), air (5.7)
you check \$0 twopair,set (15), air (50.3)

he calls a shove 9x (20)
he calls \$40 9x (50), twopair (21.4)
• Bronze
Joined: 08.08.2010

a)If he calls the \$400 bet more than 20% of the time, we should only shove with Q9.
b) if he calls less than 20% we should shove everything.

Is a) and b) correct?
• Bronze
Joined: 19.06.2012
a) yes, as a bluff shove is not good and a value bet with 9x is better than a split bluff.

b) no. with air a bluff is better than a check at 19% calls, so we shove all air.
But 9x still better to make a small value bet than to split bluff.
And a set has positive showdownvalue as well, you can check and win sometimes. This has higher EV than bluffing up to some call percent below 20%.
• Diamond
Joined: 09.04.2010
These are interesting questions.
what about 1) & 2) though?

1) options
- betting [33% ; 50%]pot is probably better than 60%+. Makes hero's perceived value range wider

- i would have split it this way: vbet {9x+}, cback {2p, sets, overpairs}, and mayble bluff the rest sometimes.
- Maybe vbetting bottom sets is okay though?

2) vs straightforward/standard reg
- how often do you think such a vilain has 9x?
It will change given vilain's preflop range and his flop strategy but assuming he defends sth like 20-25% preflop

and c/r {sets, 2p, fd+str8draws, str8draws} and calls {pairs, other fds, sometimes oesd} on the flop?

- i thought it was a bad spot for a bluff but assming he call {2p+} only its prolly a good spot to bluff cheaply?
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