[NL2-NL10] A7 calling bets to the river

    • cutegoldfish
      cutegoldfish
      Bronze
      Joined: 19.11.2009 Posts: 4,335
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      UTG2:
      $10.00
      MP1:
      $3.84
      MP2:
      $4.94
      MP3:
      $10.00
      CO:
      $6.98
      BU:
      $8.75
      SB:
      $12.12
      BB (Hero):
      $15.62


      Preflop: Hero is BB with A, 7.
      UTG2 folds, MP1 calls $0.10, 3 folds, BU calls $0.10, SB calls $0.05, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.4) 3, A, A (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.30, MP1 folds, BU calls $0.30, SB folds.

      Turn: ($1) T (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50.

      River: ($2) K (2 players)
      Hero checks, BU bets $1.80, Hero calls $1.80.

      Final Pot: $5.6.

      he could be calling me with some flush draws there, a better or worse A, or some pocket pair. i thought that by continuing to bet, i was only keeping in the As, where i was going to be ahead 1/2 the time. and it was better to check/call. flush draws have also completed. i aimed for a middle-priced showdown. is this ok?
  • 4 replies
    • Duudalinja
      Duudalinja
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      I would play b/f turn and river as I think he's never raising with worse hands there. I don't like such a calldown mode, even more calling almost pot bet on river.
    • N0pr3s3n7
      N0pr3s3n7
      Coach
      Coach
      Joined: 14.05.2009 Posts: 1,276
      Taking the initative on the turn from his side looks like a flush or a A so it's hard to be thinking what do you beat there.I mean you are splitting with most of the A he check/calls because of the limped pot too.So the only problem you should worry about is the flush.Calling the river is probably fine but i think you will face most of the time flushes or split pot that being said you are not likely to win this.
    • EmanuelC16
      EmanuelC16
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,897
      Bet 1/2 pot on the river. Even a flush will have doubts on raising you there so you gain info if he calls. If he raises he usually has a full house.
    • Kaitz20
      Kaitz20
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.02.2007 Posts: 27,343
      c/c turn and then betting yourself river seems good suggestion
      You can turn your hand into bluff catcher and just call him down but you can also bet yourself on the river to try to get value some pp-s and you don´t have to worry calling too big river bet if you bet out 1$ yourself