[NL20-NL50] Nl25 Sh - 55

    • Octhellior
      Joined: 06.10.2008 Posts: 108
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.1/$0.25 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with 5, 5.
      MP2 folds, Hero raises to $1.00, CO calls $1.00, BU folds, SB calls $0.90, BB folds.

      Flop: ($3.25) T, T, 9 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.75, CO calls $1.75, SB calls $1.75.

      Turn: ($8.5) Q (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, CO checks.

      River: ($8.5) 6 (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $3.25, CO folds, SB raises to $9.00, Hero folds, SB gets uncalled bet back.

      Final Pot: $11.75.

      Should I have just checked behind on the river? Fire again on the turn?
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      It's hard to say without a read on these guys, but i probably wouldn't barrel the turn because

      - CO is bad and short, he has less than a potsize bet left, i don't want to have to call off $8 more against him with an underpair

      - the Q isn't really a good barreling card because it could make a pair to someone with an OESD, or give an OESD to someone with J9 or something, it's too connected with the rest of the board against ranges from both the fish and what might be a taggish guy overcalling from the SB.

      On the river just check behind, especially if you plan on betting so small, i don't think you will fold out anything, it's not a good spot to turn 55 into a cheap bluff against two players (again, CO is short at this point).

      Hope it helps.