[NL20-NL50] should have checked the river

    • shortfuse
      Joined: 02.07.2009 Posts: 450
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.25/$0.5 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, Q.
      MP2 folds, Hero raises to $2.00, 2 folds, SB calls $1.75, BB calls $1.50.

      Flop: ($6) A, K, 6 (3 players)
      SB checks, BB checks, Hero bets $4.27, SB folds, BB calls $4.27.

      Turn: ($14.54) J (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $9.86, BB calls $9.86.

      River: ($34.26) 5 (2 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $15.50, BB raises to $35.00, Hero calls $19.50.

      Final Pot: $104.26.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of aces(A Q).
      BB shows a flush, ace high(8 A).

      BB wins with a flush, ace high(8 A).

      grrr stupid value bet
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      The better he is the less value there is on the river since decent players won't show up there and call a third bet on the river without at least AQ. If he's a bad player it's fine to valuebet again against worse Ax hands.

      When he raises the river i think you're dead most of the time, unless you weakish bet somehow induced a bluff raise which it rarely will. You're looking at 2 pairs+ always on the value side. I think it's a fold even with those odds, but you can't fault a call too much either.

      Hope it helps.