[NL2-NL10] Check raised on river, slowplay?

    • Katu1900
      Katu1900
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.07.2009 Posts: 349
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)

      Known players:
      MP1:
      $2.88
      MP2:
      $2.00
      MP3:
      $1.09
      CO:
      $1.38
      BU:
      $4.03
      SB(Hero):
      $2.00
      BB:
      $0.35
      UTG1:
      $0.39
      UTG2:
      $0.92


      Preflop: Hero is SB with 8, T.
      2 folds, MP1 calls $0.02, MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.02, CO folds, BU calls $0.02, Hero calls $0.01, BB checks.

      Flop: ($0.1) 6, T, 4 (5 players)
      Hero bets $0.10, BB folds, MP1 folds, MP3 folds, BU calls $0.10.

      Turn: ($0.3) 6 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.18, BU calls $0.18.

      River: ($0.66) 4 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.25, BU raises to $1.38.

      Should check/called here? or Bet/called? or even Bet/Fold?
      Final Pot: $2.29.
  • 2 replies
    • buhhy
      buhhy
      Bronze
      Joined: 15.09.2009 Posts: 127
      I'd fold given that both lower pairs that might have called 2 streets now have filled their boats.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      MaestroOfZerg
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510
      Hi,


      Very unlikely he'd bet the river with a worse hand if you check, it's really hard for him to show up with air except maybe 75 or random flopped gutshots if he's really really cally. So check/calling is mostly bad.

      If you bet out unless you think he's calling down with 77-99 you're unlikely to get called by worse hands, so i don't like betting out that much either.

      That leaves us with check/folding and blockbet/folding. The better you think he is the more you want to check/fold. If you think he's really bad and there is a chance you're best, blockbetting to prevent him from randomly betting pot with all his range might be better.

      When he raises it's a standard slowplay line, don't talk yourself into calling there is no reason to without a read that he's completely insane.


      Hope it helps.