This is a discussion on $50 NLHE 6-max: Jamming bad river deepstacked? within the online poker forums, in the Cash Game Hand Analysis section; PokerStars - $2 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4: http://www.pokertracker.com
BB: 227 BB
Hero (UTG): 205.5 BB
MP: 254 BB
CO: 139.5 BB
It doesn't make much sense for the villain to check the river. If SB connected your scale well I congratulate you, but if you did not do this it is a clear sign of weakness. On the other hand the readings are quite adequate. You floated 2 times with your semibluff on a coordinated board and now you can afford a push representing a monster, and induce a call from a recreational player.
Many villains strengthen their range by checking on the river when they are out of position. But when there is a lot of money at stake, this strategy ends up having an exploitable option, since if we have the second best possible hand, sometimes we can transform it into the best possible hand.
In this case we have a number of advantages that help us to take an aggressive path.
In principle we reach the river without blocking the color. This although it sounds psychopath is very good, since it increases the possibility that the villain blocks this line. For which, there is the probability that its rank has many bluff catchers that at this time try to catch us.
Also in its range there are many smaller hands than ours, including a minor ladder.
We are leaders in chips (although the margin of difference is small, this is an important advantage because now we exert all possible pressure)
And to this we add our advantage of table position.
Obviously the check on the river on our part is the most standard alternative. Check for protection. This is an alternative path that I propose for special cases.
re: Poker & $50 NLHE 6-max: Jamming bad river deepstacked?
Originally Posted by EarnDAStack
I like the check on this river too, I don't think I would want to leave myself vulnerable to a re-raise on a river card that brought so many draws and other hands in.
I don't think there is a river raise that we're folding to. There's 168 BB in the pot and V has about 85 BB left. The only bet that really makes sense is all in. The flushes and sets just got there though and we don't block either. I still think checking back is fine but it's good to look for spots to make this jam. I would want some info on V before jamming though. What hands can we beat that he still calls with? We took a super strong line post even though we flatted the 3b pre. I would only go for it against loose stationy players who may not be able to fold AA, AK, KQ, KJ, JT.