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[NL20-NL50] NL25 awkward spot on the river

    • elena90
      Joined: 26.12.2008 Posts: 23
      Everest Poker $0.15/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players - View hand 555670
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      UTG: $7.70
      Hero (MP): $28.35
      CO: $31.55
      BTN: $14.30
      SB: $12.90
      BB: $24.85

      Pre Flop: ($0.40) Hero is MP with 8:diamond: 8:spade:
      UTG calls $0.25, Hero raises to $1.15, 1 fold, BTN calls $1.15, 2 folds, UTG calls $0.90

      Flop: ($3.85) 4:club: T:diamond: 4:spade: (3 players)
      UTG checks, Hero bets $2.25, BTN calls $2.25, UTG folds

      Turn: ($8.35) T:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, BTN checks

      River: ($8.35) 8:heart: (2 players)


      Hands 30, vpip 23, pfr 13, wtsd 40, 3bet 0, AF 0,5, stack otr 10,9$

      How should I play the river?

      I don't think the villain would value bet any worse hands than mine and if I check to him he will take the free showdown with pocket pairs Ahi hands and slowplayed 4. There aren't too many cards that could beat me, but some combos that could call me still exists. For instance if he had pocket jacks (he was passive so this is possible), he would certainly just check them but some of the time he could call my bet.

      So what is the best line? Check/fold is too weak? Check/call valuetowns myself. Bet/call is kind of the same thing as check/call. Or just ship it?
  • 2 replies
    • mbml
      Joined: 27.11.2008 Posts: 20,779
      Against the vast majority of players this would be a straightforward bet/call given the way the hand panned out, but if you think villain is only shoving a Ten here then I would bet 4.50 to get value against slowplayed 4 or PP and pukefold to shove.
    • Kaitz20
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      8 doesn´t change too much on the river, now you only are beaten Tx
      I´d shove river, if he has pp there, he´d likely call you down or if he has Ax then I think he´d fold to your 4$ bet