Great advice on CC blog - for the most part
I don't know if you guys have been reading CC blogger Justin Buchanan's columns on common mistakes made by poker players, but he's got some good advice in there. However, I have to admit I don't agree with his item No. 5 on his latest post
, Folding to a min bet on the river.
Justin says you should always call a min bet on the river even if you know you're beat just to get the information on your opponent. I think that is another decision that largely depends on circumstance (plus, how many times do you ever see a min-bet on the river?). If you're nearing the bubble of an MTT and you're down to 20 or so BBs, I would not throw chips away just to see what my opponent is holding. If I have an 8-9 suited pocket and flopped a flush and open-ended straight draw and ended up missing everything, well I'm just not throwing chips away just to see what my opponent had.
If it's a $1/$2 cash game and there's $30 in the pot, then yea I probably would call just to see what he had.
But otherwise you can have the intelligence and I'll keep my chips.