Straight on River decision
Do you raise this river? Reads on opponent: fairly loose and aggressive - 41/23, tried to outplay me (unsuccessfully) on the previous hand with a poor holding. Doesn't necessarily mean he doesn't have a hand here though.
Hold'em $0.50-$1 NL (real money), hand #1,329,032,544
Table Essellte's HE, 4 Dec 2006 2:14 AM ET
Seat 3: swooooon ($205.75 in chips)
Seat 4: __simba__ ($4.70 in chips)
Seat 6: Bombjack_x [ J♠,9♠ ] ($57.50 in chips)
Seat 9: elapal ($5.85 in chips)
Seat 10: thegreaser ($51.80 in chips)
thegreaser posts blind ($0.25), swooooon posts blind ($0.50).
__simba__ folds, Bombjack_x bets $1.50, elapal folds, thegreaser folds, swooooon calls $1.
FLOP [board cards 8♠,10♣
swooooon bets $2.50, Bombjack_x calls $2.50.
Pair and open-ended straight draw, plus backdoor flush gives me plenty of outs if I'm not ahead at the moment. A raise could be in order here - what do you think?
TURN [board cards 8♠,10♣
swooooon bets $3.50, Bombjack_x calls $3.50.
He could have a flush, or a flush draw. Obviously drawing dead if he does have a flush, but I may be ahead. I also have 13 outs for 2 pair or better. Some may be dead if he has a Club. I don't raise because I want to keep the pot small at this point, and if he's bluffing, let him bluff.
RIVER [board cards 8♠,10♣
swooooon bets $10, Bombjack_x ...
Made my straight. But it's a large bet and he still could have a strong hand. He could have the flush, or maybe KJ. Raise or call - what do you think?