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[NL2-NL10] Nl5 Tt

    • shanshichi
      Joined: 28.04.2009 Posts: 378
      Known players:

      0.02/0.04 No-Limit Hold'em (9 handed)
      Hand recorder used for this poker hand: PokerStrategy Elephant 0.67 by

      Preflop: Hero is SB with T:diamond: , T:heart:
      3 folds, MP2 calls $0.04, MP3 calls $0.04, 2 folds, Hero raises to $0.28, BB folds, MP2 calls $0.24, MP3 folds.

      Flop: ($0.64) 9:diamond: , K:spade: , 4:heart: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.32, MP2 calls $0.32.

      Turn: ($1.28) 6:spade: (2 players)
      Hero checks, MP2 checks.

      River: ($1.28) 2:spade: (2 players)
      Hero bets $0.61, MP2 calls $0.61.

      Final Pot: $2.50

      Results follow (highlight to see):
      Hero shows a pair of tens (Td Th)
      MP2 shows a pair of kings (5h Kh)

      MP2 wins with a pair of kings (5h Kh)

  • 1 reply
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Yes it's fine, NH.

      River bet is thinnish because you can't take out Kx out of his range just because he didn't bet the turn, players with passive stats are inherently bad at valuebetting good but non-monster hands. And he can't have much else on that board except 9x. Since people usually like high cards he'll have more Kx than 9x, making a valuebet only viable if he sometimes bet Kx on the turn or is capable of calling the river with 22-33/55-88/A-high thinking you're bluffing.

      That doesn't mean it's not worth valuebetting very thin against them, just that you have to take into account that you need them to call with enough worse hands to balance the fact they have a bunch of better hands they're calling with too.

      Hope it helps.