[NL20-NL50] NL 50 BSS How to play river

    • mafaz
      Joined: 07.12.2007 Posts: 222
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      0.25/0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.60 by www.pokerstrategy.com.

      Preflop: Hero is BB with A:club: , K:club:
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.50, 4 folds, SB calls $0.25, Hero raises to $2.00, MP1 calls $1.50, SB folds.

      Flop: ($4.50) 3:club: , J:spade: , 8:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $2.50, MP1 calls $2.50.

      Turn: ($9.50) 7:heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP1 bets $2.50, Hero calls $2.50.

      River: ($14.50) J:club: (2 players)
      Hero bets $7.00, MP1 raises to $58.65 (All-In), Hero calls $51.65.

      Final Pot: $131.80

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a flush, ace high (Ac Kc)
      MP1 shows four of a kind, jacks (Jd Jh)

      MP1 wins with four of a kind, jacks (Jd Jh)

      i know i played it bad... at least the last call. But i was little steammy... verry unlucky river actually. the only card in the whole damn deck to f**k things up that badly.

      How should i play it next time? Check river and call a small bet...
      check and fold against a big bet? Or bet like i did and fold against this huge reraise?
  • 2 replies
    • hova
      Joined: 09.11.2006 Posts: 3,678
      I think it is played ok. I like to checkraise the river all-in, which gives him the opportunity to check behind some hands with showdownvalue, that are scared of the J pairing. But still I think he'll bet the river with TT and probably A8 K8 and of course a made flush.
      Lead/calling it off is fine as well. You cannot fold the nutflush on the river just because the board paired, given this action, that doesn't really indicate him having hit a set on either flop or turn. His turnbet is very atypical for a Set and he misplayed the turn very badly by letting you draw cheaply.

      Played fine imo.
    • crt32
      Joined: 17.02.2007 Posts: 15,895
      Bet River is best here, but you should be more.
      With the Ace high Flush, there is no way, you could fold this.