[NL2-NL10] NL25 - Trips on the turn in the BB - Family Pot

    • Kknight
      Joined: 30.04.2007 Posts: 374
      No-Limit Hold'em, $0.25 BB (8 handed)

      MP1 ($9.25)
      MP2 ($11.40)
      CO ($4.60)
      Button ($17.95)
      SB ($22.20)
      Hero ($5.35)
      UTG ($5.85)
      UTG+1 ($18.55)

      Preflop: Hero is BB with Q:heart: , 6:club: .
      UTG calls $0.25, UTG+1 calls $0.25, [color:#666666]2 folds[/color], CO calls $0.25, [color:#666666]1 fold[/color], SB completes, Hero checks.

      Flop: ($1.25) 2:club: , 8:spade: , 6:spade: [color:#0000FF](5 players)[/color]
      SB checks, Hero checks, UTG checks, UTG+1 checks, CO checks.

      Turn: ($1.25) 6:diamond: [color:#0000FF](5 players)[/color]
      SB checks, [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $0.75[/color], UTG calls $0.75, UTG+1 folds, CO calls $0.75, SB calls $0.75.

      River: ($4.25) T:heart: [color:#0000FF](4 players)[/color]
      SB checks, [color:#CC3333]Hero bets $4.35 (All-In)[/color], UTG folds, CO folds, SB folds.

      Final Pot: $4.25

      I pushed on the river since I only had potsize left, but right after I did it thought maybe it wasn't the best idea. It's not terribly likely that I'm beaten...should I have made a smaller value bet...maybe 1/2 pot? Is there any way to extract more value? Maybe not since the only hands likely to call would be the last 6 or MAYBE a hand like AT or T8. I doubt anyone is holding 97 for a straight. TT would likely have been raised preflop. 22 or 88 aren't likely based on the way the hand was played. A busted flush draw is likely, and they won't call.

      I don't know...now that I'm talking myself through it, maybe a push is the best value. It is very unlikely that I'm beaten...and the few worse hands that would call a 1/2 pot would likely also call a pot bet. What do you think? The only other real possibility is to check and hope for a bluff from someone.
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