[NL2-NL10] NL5 Fr, blockbet on river

    • Janusrichmond
      Joined: 28.07.2009 Posts: 2,432
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (6 handed)

      Known players:

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9, Q.
      MP2 folds, MP3 calls $0.05, 2 folds, SB calls $0.03, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.15) K, 2, T (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks, MP3 checks.

      Turn: ($0.15) J (3 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.15, MP3 calls $0.15, SB folds.

      River: ($0.45) 7 (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.15, MP3 calls $0.15.

      Freeplay from BB.
      Check flop because I don´t have anything except a gutshot.

      My gutshot hit on turn and I now have a straight, I bet pot for value and protection vs flushdraws.

      When a spade shows up on the river Im not sure on what to do. but ofcourse my hand is not good very often. I decide that checking would give my opponent a to big oportunity to bluff me and I would not be able to call even a small bet from him.. I therefor decide to bet smallish myself to prevent him from bluffing. I would fold if he raise and I hope him to fold himself..maybe he would even fold a weak flush but probably not when my bet is that small..
  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Preflop/flop/turn is fine obviously.

      On the river it depends how many worse hands you can put in his range that will call a bet on the river. If there are a lot of them because he's sortof a calling station and can't fold Kx/Jx ever then bet/folding bigger is fine. If he's so tight he's never calling without a flush, he's usually also unlikely to bluff at it, so i don't mind check/folding it. Anywhere in the middle, your line is fine.

      Hope it helps.