[NL20-NL50] HEADS UP ! sng ! should i bet the river?

    • aceonetheriver
      Joined: 26.12.2008 Posts: 630
      Poker Stars $5.50+$0.25 No Limit Hold'em Tournament - t5/t10 Blinds - 2 players - View hand 317925
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      Hero (BB): t2635 M = 175.67
      BTN/SB: t1365 M = 91

      Pre Flop: (t15) Hero is BB with 6 :heart: 5 :heart:
      BTN/SB raises to t30, Hero calls t20

      Flop: (t60) A :club: A :heart: 5 :spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN/SB bets t30, Hero calls t30

      Turn: (t120) 5 :club: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN/SB bets t60, Hero calls t60

      River: (t240) T :heart: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN/SB checks

      Final Pot: t240
      Hero shows 6 :heart: 5 :heart: (a full house, Fives full of Aces)
      BTN/SB mucks J :diamond: T :diamond:
      Hero wins t240
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      There is really nothing credible you can represent by donking the river except a boat, which means good opponents will fold or raise you accordingly and you won't profit much from it.

      If that player is weaker, as in he can't let go of a pocket pair there or will think you're bluffing, then donking out is okay but you'd better be ready to deal with a raise since it'll mostly be Ax and some rebluffs, so you'll be guessing. I don't think it's bad to just check/call it again and give him another chance to bluff represent Ax, he really really rarely has anything to call a bet with.

      Hope it helps.