[NL2-NL10] Tough spot on river

    • bonecore
      Joined: 02.11.2009 Posts: 1,057
      Hand converted with online PokerStrategy.com hand converter:

      Play hand

      $0.05/$0.1 No-Limit Hold'em (5 handed)

      Known players:
      BU (Hero):

      Preflop: Hero is BU with Q, A.
      2 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, SB calls $0.25, BB folds.

      Flop: ($0.7) 9, T, 3 (2 players)
      SB bets $0.10, Hero raises to $0.50, SB calls $0.40.

      Turn: ($1.7) Q (2 players)
      SB checks, Hero bets $1.70, SB calls $1.70.

      River: ($5.1) 7 (2 players)
      SB bets $3.90, Hero calls $3.90.

      Final Pot: $12.9.
      Results follow:

      Hero shows a pair of queens(Q A).
      SB shows a flush, queen high(4 T).

      SB wins with a flush, queen high(4 T).

      on river i tought he bluffs or he has flush
      or he hit second pair on river
      what do you think... is my call on river the good play?
  • 3 replies
    • EmanuelC16
      Joined: 02.01.2010 Posts: 13,909
      I like how you played the flop. On the turn though things get rotten. He checks after donking so he either has it or was bluffing on the flop. Now, that Q completes a straight. Potting it is too much imo so I would bet 2/3. You get called after making a potsize on the turn. I very often think TPTK is beat and by the way it was play it's very likely to be set or top-2-pair. On the river you have a fold... not the easiest of folds, but a fold nonetheless.
    • Duudalinja
      Joined: 21.12.2009 Posts: 1,030
      I tend to agree with EmanuelC16 here. Raising flop is fine, betting turn is fine, but not so huge, but river is close. Flush is not the thing I would be scared of, but straights/sets sees believable here. You have to be good 30% here or 1/3, but I tend to say against unknown he most likely has a hand that beats you than a bluff/worse hand.
    • MaestroOfZerg
      Joined: 17.11.2008 Posts: 5,510

      I agree with the above. It's just not that easy for him to show up with busted stuff in that spot and you can't discount big made hands just because he took a weird donk/call check/call donk line since he's a bad players, so overall it's more a fold than a call even if you can't really worry about the backdoor flush.

      Hope it helps.