Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What would you do? River action editon

A pack of feral cows chewed their cuds for .0043 seconds to convert this hand
Full Tilt No-Limit Hold'em $0.05/$0.10 - 8 players

MP: $11.61
HJ: $9.69
CO: $15.45 (Hero)
Button: $12.59
SB: $4.53
BB: $9.69 14/0 after 29 hands
UTG: $3.80
UTG+1: $14.26

Preflop: ($0.15) Hero is CO with (8 players)
4 folds, Hero raises to $0.30, 2 folds, BB calls $0.20

Flop: ($0.65) (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $0.40, BB calls $0.40
CBet on drawy board. maybe could have been bigger.

Turn: ($1.45) (2 players)
BB checks, Hero checks
Yucky card, hits every draw.

River: ($1.45) (2 players)
BB checks, Hero ????
River gives me a straight. Board is flushy, but villain has checked the flush twice now. There's also one higher straight out there (AJ, also hard to put villain on given the action). Do you bet or check behind? If you bet, how much?

What would you do?

Hero bets 0.50, BB folds.

Was hoping a pair would look me up for 4:1 - squeezing extra value out of the river is a big part of your winrate. Villain probably had pocket fives or eights or something that was obviously dogmeat by the river. Oh well, I tried.


Poker J said...

Bet more incase you get a call from one pair. Stright is hidden and he did not bet the turn or river with flush so unlikely either of you have that. It is better to get called once for 1.50 then 2 times for .50.

matt tag said...

I agree, but you also have to factor in the percentage chances they get called (based on your opinion of their range). Having a third pot bet called 50% of the time is better than having a pot sized bet called 10% of the time.

Forrest Gump said...

You also need to factor in what you would do if your opponent CR the river. Very much dependent on the type of opponent. Against a call station I'd bet pot, against a LAG I'm betting smallish or check-calling the river.