[NL2-NL10] (2nl) Two Pair on the River vs. Donkbet

    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.11.2006 Posts: 3,833
      $0.01/$0.02 No Limit Holdem
      6 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ($4.98)
      UTG+1 ($2.35)
      CO ($5.65)
      Hero ($5.20)
      SB ($2.03)
      BB ($2)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.03, 6 players) Hero is BTN 10:heart: Q:club:
      UTG calls $0.02, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.09, 2 folds, UTG calls $0.07

      Flop: A:heart: 2:diamond: Q:spade: ($0.21, 2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $0.18, UTG calls $0.18

      Turn: 9:club: ($0.57, 2 players)
      UTG checks, Hero checks

      River: 10:spade: ($0.57, 2 players)
      UTG bets $0.30, Hero calls $0.30

      Can I raise the river for value here? He seemed really tight and I was not sure what to do as I did not expect a donkbet on the river.
  • 2 replies
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Depends on how tight he is, both preflop and postflop.

      With a raise you're basically trying to get called by weakish top pairs, so if he can show up with AK/AJ/A8-A3 there, there is a decent chance he can call a small raise with it. If however you think he's never limp/calling AK/AJ because he'd raise them, and A8-A3 because he doesn't play them, then you don't have many worse hands that might call a river raise and you should call.

      Most of the players who are limp/calling from any position in a 6max game are usually loose enough to limp/call weak aces, so i'll usually raise anyway the first time and adjust for future hands depending on what happens. I don't hate flat calling the first time either if you'd rather get information on villain by seeing a showdown than risk getting 3bet out of the hand.


      Hope it helps.
    • anstaendig
      anstaendig
      Bronze
      Joined: 05.11.2006 Posts: 3,833
      Originally posted by tamairlarace
      I don't hate flat calling the first time either if you'd rather get information on villain by seeing a showdown than risk getting 3bet out of the hand.


      Hope it helps.
      Yeah. That was my first thought.