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5NL Zoom AK river value spot

5NL Zoom AK river value spot - Fri Aug 10, 2012, 03:07 PM
animosama's Avatar
Since: Jan 2011
Posts: 63

Villan 21/19/2 46 hands

When I play this hand i wanted to shove the river but i think he would fold worse. Then i thought he double barrel so he must have a strong hand, the shove made him fold worse. So I went for thin value but looking back this thin value bet looks kind of like a blocker bet like I am playing cheaply for my weaker flush so he would only raise with the nut flush which i have or maybe I am just over thinking this all ?
Fri Aug 10, 2012, 05:21 PM
joy7108's Avatar
Since: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,286
With less than a pot sized raise in chips, I would be shoving this river. I think you will get called by worse flushes, sets and possibly some 2 pair hands that don't want to believe you have the flush. IMO, when you get the nuts you should always try to extract the most possible chips.

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 09:10 PM
GarethC23's Avatar
Since: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,273

I think you played this hand great. Preflop is definitely not a 4-bet so it is between calling and folding and it is actually close. As it stands check-call, check-call, lead river was the best possible line to take postflop.

I like shoving the river. 1) We have the nuts 2) Villain is going to check-back river a lot with hands he can potentially call our shove, either out of frustration or because he thinks they are too good to fold. I am thinking specifically of QQ, AQ type hands without a spade. 3) If villain has the Qs or Ts in his hand he is unlikely to fold no matter what bet size we choose.

A lot of your money at this stake comes from making big hands, making big bets with your big hands, and getting paid big money! So I would definitely elect to shove all-in on the river and put our opponent to the test .


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