[NL2-NL10] NL4 - Hesitation on turn with set

    • Donkey111
      Joined: 20.02.2010 Posts: 36
      Villain is 28/6/2.1. Another % coming out of my HUD is Cold Call Pre: 29%

      On the flop, I am a happy man. My happiness disappears quickly when the turn brings two possible straights (without mentioning the flush draw). I am hesitating between value betting/protecting my set with an overbet and pot control with a check. Ultimately, I do neither with a strangely small bet that shows my hesitation.

      Although the river brings even more bad news, I decide to bet and pray.

      PartyGaming - $0.04 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 5 players
      Hand converted by PokerTracker 3

      Hero (UTG): $4.00
      CO: $10.62
      BTN: $4.00
      SB: $4.09
      BB: $3.86

      SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.04

      Pre Flop: ($0.06) Hero has 8:club: 8:diamond:

      Hero raises to $0.16, fold, BTN calls $0.16, fold, fold

      Flop: ($0.38, 2 players) K:club: T:club: 8:heart:
      Hero bets $0.27, BTN calls $0.27

      Turn: ($0.92, 2 players) J:diamond:
      Hero bets $0.20, BTN calls $0.20

      River: ($1.32, 2 players) 7:spade:
      Hero bets $0.84, BTN calls $0.84
  • 2 replies
    • bradomurder
      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 1,330
      I think there's a lot of Kx or 2 pairs or even Jx a guy like this will call with, not counting the flushdraws.

      On the turn I bet with the intention of getting AI if raised. I'd be betting about 0.75. You can bet close to potsize if he's a bit of a calling station and try and get it all in by on the river.

      river sux but i'd bet around .7 as a lot of hands you're still getting value from. Obv fold if raised.
    • veriz
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504

      Turn: Why is the reason you betting so weak into here? Just bet out bigger, near pot to protect and also get value from weaker hands.
      River: Bet/Fold, still we can get value from a lot of weaker hands. Bet size seems to be fine.

      Best regards,