Fold the river?  


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September 27, 2016 10:23 pm  

No-Limit Hold'em, $0.05 BB (5 handed) - Converter Tool from

UTG ($2.50)
MP ($9.67)
Hero (Button) ($7.75)
SB ($6.69)
BB ($5)

Preflop: Hero is Button with 2, A
2 folds, Hero raises $0.10, 1 fold, BB calls $0.05

Flop: ($0.22) Q, A, 8 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $0.16, BB calls $0.16

Turn: ($0.54) J (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $0.27, BB calls $0.27

River: ($1.08) 8 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $0.81, BB raises $1.62, Hero calls $0.81

Total pot: $4.32

Results below: [spoiler]
Hero didn't show 2, A (two pair, Aces and eights).
BB had 8, K (three of a kind, eights).
Outcome: BB won $4.11[/spoiler]

Alton - MicroGrinder Poker
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Posts: 331
September 28, 2016 1:29 am  

My recommendations when posting a hand history are the following:

  1. Provide details about your opponent(s), so we know their playing styles, tendencies and any reads you had on them.
  2. Your thought process throughout the hand, i.e. why you did something in the hand.

Without any details and knowing nothing about your opponent, A2s isn't strong enough to go for 3-streets of value here. Pre-flop and flop are standard bets. We can also check back the flop sometimes against certain opponents depending upon the range we put them on for (1) pot control or (2) to induce a bet from them.

The turn bet is somewhat thin since some draws complete and villain can turn 2-pairs with AJ and QJ. When villain calls 2 streets of bets post-flop, we have to ask ourselves, what do we bet in his value hand range? Ax, KQ, QJ, AJ, AT, etc. Just about all of his Broadway combos beat us for 2-pair our a stronger Ace.

I would just check back the river since we have showdown value, we don't beat much in his value check/calling range, and your value bet is super thin especially with really big sizing.

As played - calling or folding the river is really villain dependent. What is his playing style? Has be bluffed before? Is he a NIT, loose passive, TAG, etc? You're getting 4.3:1 pot odds, so you need to win around 20-25% with the rake to be break even. The downside is a min-raise screams "value raise, please call me". So its probably a fold against an unknown opponent.