This is a discussion on $5 NLHE 6-max: Hero calling a river bet when every draw missed within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; 5NL 6-max zoom on PokerStars. No stats on villain.
Hero (CO) has $5.82
Villain (BTN) has $7.13
Hero is dealt Ks Tc
SB posts $0.02
BB posts $0.05
Do you think that I played this hand correctly? I decided to hero call the river because I put the villain on a hand like JT, AJ or AT with 2 diamonds, and both the straight draw and the flush draw missed, so I felt that there was a decent chance that the villain was firing a third barrel on a busted draw. Thoughts?
20th December 2015, 9:52 PM
Most people aren't willing to 3-barrel draws or in general at these stakes, so I might lean towards folding. If they were on a draw, they'd probably check back the turn, and almost always they give up on the river when our hand is pretty much face-up to a K or overpair.
Also not happy calling the river with that bet sizing. Min-raise flop, half-pot, bomb river. When their bet sizing changes suddenly, even when their line makes no sense, it's generally a strong hand that missed value OTF/OTT and is trying to maximize value OTR.
We can probably also find an exploitable fold multi-way. I expect to see sets, top two, and big combo draws here. He's not bluffing here multiway with the BB to act behind here, and against that range, we have really terrible equity. I think sets and top two are going to make up the majority of his range here though. I don't remember seeing aggression with big combo draws until 50NL; even then, the flop/turn raising aggression with them is minimal.
28th December 2015, 6:01 PM
6bet me 
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re: Poker & $5 NLHE 6-max: Hero calling a river bet when every draw missed
I never saw this coming either, but here is the outcome:
28th December 2015, 9:32 PM
John A [4,945]
I think at small stakes, 1/2 on turn and then big river bet is a bluff. I'm not sure how often someone is min raising the flop though on a draw at these stakes. The betting sequence makes me want to call, but not loving it. It's probably not huge EV difference call/fold honestly.