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[NL2-NL10] NL5 A9s Thin Value bet river ?

    • Chenghao
      Joined: 04.10.2009 Posts: 274
      Poker Stars $0.02/$0.05 No Limit Hold'em - 8 players - View hand 885549
      The Official Hand History Converter

      BTN: $12.50
      SB: $4.54
      BB: $5.91
      UTG: $5.32
      UTG+1: $5.00
      MP1: $6.01
      Hero (MP2): $5.34
      CO: $5.00

      Pre Flop: ($0.07) Hero is MP2 with A :spade: 9 :spade:
      1 fold, UTG+1 raises to $0.20, 1 fold, Hero calls $0.20, CO calls $0.20, 3 folds

      Flop: ($0.67) 6 :club: 9 :club: 4 :spade: (3 players)
      UTG+1 bets $0.50, Hero calls $0.50, CO calls $0.50

      Turn: ($2.17) T :diamond: (3 players)
      UTG+1 checks, Hero bets $1.05, CO calls $1.05, UTG+1 folds

      River: ($4.27) J :diamond: (2 players)
      Hero bets $1.45, CO calls $1.45

      any thoughts of my decisions on any streets ?
  • 3 replies
    • maya1984
      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,741

      I know it's tempting to call with a nice suited ace but just pitch pre.
      when you flop TP u don't really like your hand when villain bets into you.
      On a 9 high flop he can have an OP and on an ace high flop you hate your kicker, so couldn't really stand the heat when he fires more the one bullet.
      So actually only flops you like are two-pair or better.
      On the flop it's fine even tho you see what I meant earlier . u flopped TP but can't raise for value and you only hope he shuts down on the next street.
      On the turn you are mostly betting for protection and value from FD|SD.
      On the river there nothing left to protect from, 4x and 6x aren't calling , neither does worser 9x, so yeah, you can't value bet.
      so you options are c/f or c/c. if you have reads that he is aggressive and might try to bluff with a busted draw go ahead and c/c. he actually looks kinda passive so I might end up c/f.

      hope it helps, gl.
    • Chenghao
      Joined: 04.10.2009 Posts: 274
      Makes a lot of sense! thank you for the comments !
      was playing a few tables on a new range , guess i am auto piloting when there are too many decisions to consider at a time and fell back to my old range for a while
    • yeahyoung0312
      Joined: 16.12.2009 Posts: 340
      I don't see any room for value bet starting from the turn, let along value bet THIN.

      If you had say, 78, then you value bet THIN on river.

      But on this river your bet is a pure bluff.