[NL2-NL10] NL2 AK @ UTG+1 River laydown

    • platknuv
      Joined: 29.11.2008 Posts: 6
      $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem
      7 players
      Converted at weaktight.com

      UTG PLAY.FM ($0.92)
      UTG+1 Hero ($5.05)
      MP bobysol ($2.00)
      CO boolas33 ($3.34)
      BTN FGeyer ($4.42)
      SB RYCO55 ($0.35)
      BB neimeeche1 ($1.12)
      [bobysol posted $0.02]

      Pre-flop: ($0.05, 7 players) Hero is UTG+1 K:spade: A:heart:
      PLAY.FM calls $0.02, Hero raises to $0.12, 5 folds, PLAY.FM calls $0.10

      Flop: 7:club: T:club: 4:diamond: ($0.29, 2 players)
      PLAY.FM checks, Hero bets $0.18, PLAY.FM calls $0.18

      Turn: 8:club: ($0.65, 2 players)
      PLAY.FM checks, Hero checks

      River: 2:heart: ($0.65, 2 players)
      PLAY.FM bets $0.30, Hero folds

      PLAY.FM wins $0.30 ( lost -$0.30 )
      Hero lost -$0.30

      Should I have layed down this hand earlier, or call the bet on the river? The river pot bet sure looks like a steal to me but I didn't figure I had the right odds. After all, there's not an awefully lot I beat with my hand.

      Tx in advance for your comments,

  • 2 replies
    • radyan111
      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 1,151

      It's a well-played hand - standard continuation bet on the flop. On the turn the flushdraw completes, no point in betting again. You just beat a pure bluff on the river so easy fold.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Not sure what he would call the flop that he can bluff on the river. 65 made a straight, clubs made a flush, 98 made a pair. Unless he floated with worse overcards, which is entirely possible from that guy, you don't beat whatever he turned into a bluff anyway, so folding is fine.

      If you somehow get a read that he did that with A5o or something like that you can start calling such river bets, but until then just stay away from the guessing games you don't need them at nl2.

      Hope it helps.