[NL2-NL10] Playing second best pair. Should I make a river bet?

    • Dragar
      Dragar
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      Hero (Button) ($5.61)
      SB ($3.94)
      BB ($3.37)
      UTG ($5.64)
      MP ($6.33)
      CO ($5.46)

      Preflop: Hero is Button with A, 5
      UTG calls $0.05, MP calls $0.05, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.05, 1 fold, BB checks

      Flop: ($0.22) 5, 10, 4 (4 players)
      BB checks, UTG checks, MP checks, Hero bets $0.10, BB calls $0.10, UTG calls $0.10, 1 fold

      Turn: ($0.52) J (3 players)
      BB checks, UTG checks, Hero bets $0.25, BB calls $0.25, 1 fold

      River: ($1.02) 8 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Total pot: $1.02 | Rake: $0.05

      Results:
      Hero had A, 5 (one pair, fives).
      BB had 3, 6 (high card, Jack).
      Outcome: Hero won $0.97


      Alright I had these situations a few times now. Just wondering, is it correct that I check behind river?
      My reason for it is that if I am beat, I will get raised on the river and have to fold and hence loose more money. If I am ahead villain will fold and I don't gain money.
      Hence best option is to check.

      Is this correct?
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