Tuesday, July 21, 2009

River Decision

Here is the hand that I meant to post yesterday.

The villain is the same guy as yesterday.

35/0/.3 over 17 hands.

Instead of showing decisions, I'm going to show what I did without results. Give me thoughts on river play.

Full Tilt Poker $0.50/$1 Pot Limit Hold'em - 8 players - http://www.thehandconverter.com/hands/193479
The Official DeucesCracked.com Hand History Converter

BTN: $186.80
SB: $71.15
BB: $111.00
UTG: $78.70
UTG+1: $143.80
MP1: $54.35
MP2: $100.00
Hero (CO): $116.20

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is CO with Kc Ad
UTG calls $1, 3 folds, Hero raises to $4.50, 3 folds, UTG calls $3.50

Flop: ($10.50) 4s 4c Kd (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $7, UTG calls $7

Turn: ($24.50) 2s (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $15, UTG calls $15

River: ($54.50) As (2 players)
UTG checks, Hero bets $54.50, UTG calls $52.20 all in

Have a nice day!!


McTap03 said...

Here's what I think, and bare in mind that I'm not a cash game player. I've been reading more about it and plan on jumping into cash games full-time soon. First off, I think you are beat as your opponent has either AA or KK. I really can't put UTG on any other hand that would limp UTG, call a raise OOP, and then only call bets all the way down. It really looks like he/she was hoping you would catch so they could double up through you. Because I feel you are beat, your river bet is not good. Had you checked the river, after UTG checked, you would have limited your loses. But what do I know, you could have been playing a complete donkey who was calling all the way, and eventually going all in, with QQ or JJ.

Memphis MOJO said...

I think utg has K-Q or possibly A-K that he didn't choose to raise with utg.

Having said that, I'm not sure what his perception of you was, and I guess that could change things.

Anonymous said...

Players like this are almost the definition of a calling station. I take the same line in this situation.

While AA and KK are in his range so is AK thru A-J maybe even Ax. I'd even say QQ-1010 is possible. All of which he will call you down with.

The only thing that sucks about hands like this is when he actually has AA, KK or A4. The good thing is that you'll never lose too much to a player who will never c/r or raise you with a monster. You will make more in the long run value betting this then the times he has the few hands that beat you.

Gnome said...

Good play. Did you think you were beat? No. So you went for value. If villain shows up with AA, KK or 4x, so be it.

noldmax said...

Played nicely, I like it. Any 4 is likely raising before the river, so you're looking at some weaker Ks, 55-JJ, and even some A-x hands. I like the bet-sizings leading up the full pot river shove. Looks bluffy, and he hasn't shown any desire to fold yet.

WillWonka said...

The only hands I was really afraid of were sets and KQs. Very unlikely that he had those so I pushed.

I almost insta pushed.. which looks even more bluffy.

He called with QQ.

Win one for the good guys.

Phil Reynolds said...

It's a little late but I thought it was played just right. No way I put him on AA or KK. I was thinking AK, KQ or QQ.

Alan aka RecessRampage said...

Standard. Even better because it kinda looks bluffy.

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