re: Poker & Call this monster river bet?
Originally Posted by insolitude
Anyone think this hand warranted a bigger turn bet? If so, please explain
I don't mind the bet on the turn, and I think the size is about right. He liked his hand fairly well from the pot bet on the flop, and we're likely to bluff at a scare card like that on the turn, so he's likely to call a fairly good sized bet here.
So we got him to call against odds
, which is great since we don't want him to go away. He's drawing to 4 outs. I think you could've gotten him to call a slightly higher bet on the turn, but the sizing is really about right.
The main thing is that we have 2nd nuts right now, and we want to charge all those drawing to a better hand. Villain's range may have a flush draw, or various draws to a boat. Draws to a boat are about 1:3.5 (if he's holding TT), and draws to a flush are about 1:4. So we need to offer him at least ~2.5:1 pot odds
to make his call a mistake, and that's exactly what you offered him. You maybe could've gotten him to call up to ~$1.20, but the turn bet size was about perfect.