[NL2-NL10] check behind, or bet for value?

    • jbpatzer
      jbpatzer
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.11.2009 Posts: 6,944
      PokerStars - $0.50 NL (9 max) - Holdem - 9 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (CO): $13.45
      BTN: $11.75
      SB: $16.55
      BB: $90.60
      UTG: $17.35
      UTG+1: $9.50
      MP: $19.25
      MP+1: $10.90
      LP: $8.25

      SB posts SB $0.25, BB posts BB $0.50

      Pre Flop: ($0.75) Hero has Q:club: K:club:

      fold, fold, fold, fold, fold, Hero raises to $1.50, fold, fold, BB calls $1.00

      Flop: ($3.25, 2 players) J:club: 9:club: Q:spade:
      BB checks, Hero bets $2.00, BB calls $2.00

      Turn: ($7.25, 2 players) 2:heart:
      BB checks, Hero bets $4.00, BB calls $4.00

      River: ($15.25, 2 players) 5:heart:
      BB checks, Hero checks

      Is there a hand left in his range that will call a river bet here? I checked.
  • 2 replies
    • Tampaloeres81
      Tampaloeres81
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.03.2009 Posts: 1,416
      Hi there,

      As played:
      The check behind is good, since like you said he will only call with stronger hands.

      I would bet bigger on the flop+turn though:
      - If you bet $3 on the flop, the pot on the turn will be 9.25.
      - Then you can bet your remaining $9 as a nice PS shove.

      T.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by Tampaloeres81
      Hi there,

      As played:
      The check behind is good, since like you said he will only call with stronger hands.

      I would bet bigger on the flop+turn though:
      - If you bet $3 on the flop, the pot on the turn will be 9.25.
      - Then you can bet your remaining $9 as a nice PS shove.

      T.
      Yes you have an absolutely strong hand and you want to go with it on the Flop & Turn. So planning your hand here is crucial as you can see as the final riverbet doesnt get called by a lot of worse hands (logical) but they definitly call a lot more (draws etc.) on the Turn just because there is just one more card to go

      Best regards,
      Gerv