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5 NL zoom 6max - river decision, str on board - Wed Nov 06, 2013, 01:31 PM
braveslice's Avatar
Since: Feb 2013
Posts: 568
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Is this correct: I should fold the river because the best I can do is to chop it. I have an faint idea that Arty's blog said something like that.

Yes, I'm prepared to take the heat from not betting the turn to ask this.

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Button ($5.07)
SB ($6.09)
BB ($3.04)
UTG ($5.66)
Hero (MP) ($5.39)
CO ($11.41)

Preflop: Hero is MP with 10, A
1 fold, Hero raises to $0.15, 1 fold, Button calls $0.15, 2 folds

Flop: ($0.37) 5, 3, 4 (2 players)
Hero bets $0.22, Button calls $0.22

Turn: ($0.81) A (2 players)
Hero checks, Button bets $0.45, Hero calls $0.45

River: ($1.71) 2 (2 players)
Hero checks, Button bets $4.25 (All-In), Hero folds

Total pot: $1.71 | Rake: $0.07

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Thu Nov 07, 2013, 02:29 AM
birdayy's Avatar
Since: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,179
Bet/fold the turn. Gives us more information on the strength of his hand.

If called x/f river.
Thu Nov 07, 2013, 04:17 AM
spand42's Avatar
Since: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,496
I agree with birday.

When they massively overbet shove the river like this at micro-stakes, they nearly always have the nuts.
Thu Nov 07, 2013, 05:45 AM
Roland GTX's Avatar
Since: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,905
Hi braveslice

Good fold! As you pointed out, at best you are splitting against another Ax. However, club flushes as well as any 6x are crushing you. The risk is just not worth the reward here. Being able to lay down spots like this is a very important part of the game. Well done

On a side note, as spand42 mentions, this big river bet is usually the nuts. At 2NL I employ the same tactic myself when certain conditions are present. The pot is small, meaning a small river bet is not earning me that much profit if called. AND I have the absolute nuts such as a full house on a flush board. Then I will often make a huge river overbet, usually all in. You get called surprizingly often. And it feels so good LOL! This doesn't work as often at higher stakes.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
Thu Nov 07, 2013, 06:44 AM
braveslice's Avatar
Since: Feb 2013
Posts: 568
Great, TY for mentoring.

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