[NL2-NL10] bottom of straight in multiway pot

    • Xiven
      Joined: 25.10.2009 Posts: 16
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.02/$0.05 No-Limit Hold'em (8 handed)

      Known players:
      BB (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BB with 9, 8.
      UTG2 calls $0.05, MP1 calls $0.05, 4 folds, SB calls $0.03, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($0.2) J, Q, T (4 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.15, UTG2 folds, MP1 folds, SB calls $0.15.

      Turn: ($0.5) J (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $0.60, SB calls $0.60.

      River: ($1.7) 6 (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero checks.

      Final Pot: $1.7.

      I have played some hands with SB and I feel that he is completing a strong hand to trap.

      On the flop I could've potted it instead of 3/4 bet to protect against a lot of cards that I didn't want to see.

      The Jack is not really a card I wanted to see on the turn (unless they had KJ AJ but that still has a decent amount of outs against my bottom straight) so I bet to protect a bit over pot.

      I haven't been reping the flush and I didn't want to get re-raised so I checked behind.

      After he called +pot on turn and the flush completed, should I value bet the river or just check behind?
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      I check behind too. On a paired flushing and straightening board you don't get value from that many worse hands, maybe trips and you open yourself to bluffs if you bet the river.
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      Overall looks good for me and that c/c line by opp really looks like FD, because I think he would think twice before calling turn bet with Qx/Tx and he would raise Jx there often. When he checks the river it's getting interesting as there's really few hands we could bet against, maybe he still has Qx, but I somehow think he's using your aggro betting image to trap you or he's just passive enough to call again with Qx/Jx, so I may bet if he's passive, as then I would be sure he's not trying to push me off my hand with bluffs.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      Originally posted by Xiven
      I have played some hands with SB and I feel that he is completing a strong hand to trap.
      You can't really base your play on that. For every single time he's overcalling to trap with a big hand there will be many times he's just getting in there cheap with some trash hand.

      Agreed otherwise. If he's loose passive bet/fold, otherwise checking it back is fine.

      Hope it helps.