This is a discussion on $2 NLHE 6-max: Mediocre Hand in Micros (Analysis + General Strategy) within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; Think I played this well... feeling very comfortable now at the lower limits!
Do we ever bet river for value at this level?
After this hand, I
Right on the start i will say well played! So, you already played well, there's no reason to bet on the river here. Some players tend to think that you must have missed your flush draw here and how much you'd bet here doesn't really make a difference on what would they do next.
I don't know if other players would disagree, but i'd like to see as many flops as i can against this guy, not with trash obviously but almost any suited connector, pair, pictures would do, up to 3BBs. Now that's initial strategy, it could change over the hands played because we don't really know this guy, not based on one single hand.
re: Poker & $2 NLHE 6-max: Mediocre Hand in Micros (Analysis + General Strategy)
I also think, this is a well played hand, and no I am certainly not trying to get 3 streets of value with second pair second kicker. There is a big difference between turn and river, and that is the draws. Draws call on the turn, but busted draws fold on the river. And already on the turn you are mostly getting value from draws.
Sure he can have a worse made hand now and then, but overall you are probably behind more often than ahead, when he call you with a made hand, so this line is targeting his draws. You could go a little bit bigger on the turn. This is a bet for value, and I dont think, he is folding his draws, just because you charge him a bit more.
As for how to play against him in general, you have no real information after 14 hands, so you should just stick to default lines and treat him like an unknown. The only thing worth noticing here is the small gap between VPIP and PFR, which mean, he is probably a reasonably good player. Could be a LAG, but more likely a TAG running card hot over a very small sample.