Home / Community / Forum / Poker Education / Texas Hold'Em Cash Games /

MicroMillions Event 41 - Thin Value attempt, Good or Not?

MicroMillions Event 41 - Thin Value attempt, Good or Not? - Mon Jul 21, 2014, 01:22 PM
Christxof's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 256
Early in the tournament. Villain is approximately 73/0 over 9 hands, and will call bets out of position with weak holdings.

The flop is not great, and although the turn is safe, I'd like to keep the pot small. When he still shows weakness on the river, I decide that I might be able to get some thin value in this spot - sure, he'd call with an ace or a straight, and possibly even raise a flush, but it also seems likely he'd call with any other pair, which make up more of his range.

Was this reasonable to assume? Was a thin-value bet here appropriate? If not, why not? If yes, was the bet-sizing still too big?

Bracelet Winner

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 08:31 AM
ChewMe1's Avatar
Since: Jan 2012
Posts: 574
Hi christof

Checking back the flop is good but I'd have liked to see you bet the turn to protect your hand. As played, betting the river is good. Checking back all three streets against this player type would be a mistake. He seems the sort that will call a bet with any naked Q in hope of hitting the gutshot straight draw so you're missing out on value when you check back the turn. Your bet sizing on the river is fine, with the pot being so small and insignificant you could gave bet more, upto 2/3's of the pot but 60 is fine. Anything between 30% and 50% seems appropriate.

Cheers, Chris.

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) PokerSchoolOnline.com. All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on support@pokerschoolonline.com