- Mar 14, 2016
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In home games, I have seen people way too often bet 'incorrectly' on the river and end up surprised when people called with better hands. A lot of recreational players (in my opinion) do not think about showdown value enough (or at all) when considering river betting.
I totally agree that this is something recreational players often don't pay enough attention to, and is extremely important to being a winning player
The river is the street in were we win or louse the most off our money,because the pot is generally big by this stage, and that is the key question,wish beater hands will fold and wish worse hand will call,is there any worse hand(some time the range off the vilain in river dont his booton hands he has foldem allready).
I have to manny dificulties by stracting value in river,do i bet and get paid by worse hands,or do a check to let the vilains missdraws bluff me? i found it very hard to read,
Very neat stuff here, Ill have to relook at some of these. I very bad at the river. As I want to incorporate more BET-FOLD lines to river (Ed Miller stresses it). Trouble when I start these what hands I beat and dont etc. I find I have trouble convincing myself what I do beat and dont at certain points LOL!!
Analyze when betting or raising the river... When betting if your opponent folds, you realize your fold equity, on the contrary the opponent who loses his pot equity.
Thanks for the answer. I used an example from my head, because these things happen often. The worst thing is to get reraise from the opponent.Great question Vallet.
It could be either a bluff or value bet depending on the situation. For example, if it's a blind-vs-blind spot and we're up against an opponent who never folds, you could value bet KT here.
If you raised UTG and got called by a tight player in mid position, firing this third barrel would definitely be turning our hand into a bluff.
In most situations though, I would just check here since KT has plenty of showdown value without being good enough to value bet.
I am a little worried these days with the high frequency of talking to myself. But I do like the results of many of my decisions when I do ask myself the important question on the river;
Which worst hand will call me?
Which better hand I can get to fold?
These questions really help me to think critically to get the right bet sizing or the big laydown in some situations. I try not to take too long to get my thoughts together and it really helps if I think ahead. Many times, I think my opponents go with the flow of the game and do not stop to review the action in many spots and this works out in my favour more often than not.
Truth be told, I get a bit too much pleasure from getting villain to fold instead of enticing the call of a small bet size on the river. This is an area of my game that I need to improve. I have seen many players happily collect 1 BB on the river holding the nuts, instead of scaring their opponents away with a shove or a huge pot bet. This is something I should incorporate in my game and tournaments as well.
Thank you for day 12. I think this subject was one of the advanced ones in the course until now. Should you river bet yes or no, and do I still have the best hand? This mindset can be created after playing many hands and experiencing many different situations.
Thank you for tipping this topic, let go to day 13.