[NL2-NL10] NL25: How to extract as much value as possible on river?

    • Zeffke
      Zeffke
      Gold
      Joined: 17.04.2007 Posts: 1,123
      Party Poker - No Limit Hold'em Cash Game - $0.10/$0.25 Blinds - 10 Players - (LegoPoker Hand History Converter)

      SB: $6.75
      BB: $4.65
      UTG: $4.40
      UTG+1: $4.65
      UTG+2: $39.51
      MP1: $29.85
      MP2: $24.65
      Hero (MP3): $25.00
      CO: $4.65
      BTN: $25.67

      Preflop: Hero is dealt T T (10 Players)
      5 folds, Hero raises to $1.00, CO folds, BTN calls $1.00, 2 folds

      Flop: ($2.35) 3 Q 5 (2 Players)
      Hero bets $1.75, BTN calls $1.75

      Turn: ($5.85) Q (2 Players)
      Hero bets $3.00, BTN calls $3.00

      River: ($11.85) T (2 Players)
      Hero bets all-in for $19.25, BTN folds

      Pot Size: $31.10
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      I went all-in because I thought he had a Queen. Was it better to bet half a pot here to get at least some more value in the pot?
  • 2 replies
    • degnic
      degnic
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.02.2007 Posts: 3,953
      maybe you can bet around potsize. if villain has the Q it doesn't really matter to him if it's half PSB or PSB. KK/AA would probably call to a HalfPSB but those hands seem very unlikely, I don't think many would call lower pockets to HalfPSB on river. Failed flushdraw doesn't call it even if you bet 0,25$. So PSB for max value in my opinion.

      Another good option might be to bet around 3$ to which low/mid pockets might call but which Qx would raise and you could push.

      grats for moving up to NL25 btw.
    • howard182
      howard182
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.10.2006 Posts: 416
      If your opponent is aggressive, checking for bluff induce is good. I think you're against a (now busted) flush draw here most of the time which won't call any bet obviously (well, MAYBE a massive underbet), and good queens will likely bet (mediocre queens and weak queens will almost certainly check behind unless your opponent's far too aggressive for his own good.) Against an unknown though, I don't expect enough bluffs to make this profitable, so we're only expecting to be paid by queens and they'll be hard pressed to fold to a shove that's under twice the pot, so I like it.