[NL2] betting line with top pair, fold to shove OTR?

    • LacsapR
      LacsapR
      Bronze
      Joined: 14.07.2011 Posts: 43
      Poker Stars, $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Hold'em Cash, 6 Players
      Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

      SB: $1.56 (78 bb)
      BB: $3.39 (169.5 bb)
      UTG: $2.34 (117 bb)
      Hero (MP): $2.09 (104.5 bb)
      CO: $3.53 (176.5 bb)
      BTN: $2.03 (101.5 bb)

      Preflop: Hero is MP with :As: :Th:
      UTG folds, Hero raises to $0.06, CO folds, BTN calls $0.06, SB folds, BB calls $0.04

      standart open raise
      Flop: ($0.19) :8c: :Ts: :3h: (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $0.12, BTN calls $0.12, BB folds

      nice flop, c-bet vs 2 players should be fine here, I bet 2/3 pot, maybe too large?
      Turn: ($0.43) :6h: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.42, BTN calls $0.42

      we got a caller ant I think this card doesn't change anything so I continue betting big. Thought he might have a draw or mid pair that he can't fold or something like KT so i bet pot-size to get even more value. Is this reasonable?
      River: ($1.27) :9s: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN bets $1.22, Hero calls $1.22

      the 9 isnt that good and he called the tur so I think he might hit his draw or is still not folding QT, KT something like that. He shoves and reviewing the hand I think I should have folded. What's your opinions on that? Call/fold?


      Results:
      $3.71 pot ($0.13 rake)
      Final Board: :8c: :Ts: :3h: :6h: :9s:
      Hero mucked :As: :Th: and lost (-$1.82 net)
      BTN showed :3s: :3c: and won $3.58 ($1.76 net)
  • 2 replies
    • la55i
      la55i
      Moderator
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      Joined: 27.01.2013 Posts: 7,238
      Multiway you usually have better fold equity because you look a lot stronger, you could bet slightly smaller and the effect would be the same. OTT I would go with a bit smaller bet also because otherwise you just isolate yourself against too strong range. OTR I don't like check calling that much. A small block bet and fold vs raise might be good, that way you get value from some mid pairs that called OTT.
    • Spidey1978
      Spidey1978
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      Joined: 25.07.2007 Posts: 357
      I'm with La55i - I think I would bet/fold the river small as I don't like that river card, but there are still weaker pairs that may call.