Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What would you do? #99 - Holding an overpair to a river shove

A quick one from my "stepping down in stakes" phase. Note that this is a Rush hand at $25NL.

Full Tilt Poker $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 9 players
The Official Hand History Converter

Hero (BTN): $25.44
SB: $24.75
BB: $16.76
UTG: $49.84
UTG+1: $25.00
UTG+2: $17.40
MP1: $61.26
MP2: $20.68
CO: $51.71 - 10/9 23% steal / 3.6% 3bet / 3.7 aggression factor @344 hands

Pre Flop: ($0.35) Hero is BTN with Qs Qd
5 folds, CO raises to $0.75, Hero raises to $2.75, 2 folds, CO requests TIME, CO raises to $4.75, Hero calls $2

Flop: ($9.85) 7d 4c 7s (2 players)
CO bets $6, Hero calls $6

Turn: ($21.85) 8h (2 players)
CO checks, Hero checks

River: ($21.85) Ts (2 players)
CO bets $21.85, Hero ???

Click to see results

Hero calls $14.69 all in

Final Pot: $51.23
Hero shows Qs Qd (two pair, Queens and Sevens)
CO shows Jh Kd (a pair of Sevens)
Hero wins $48.67
(Rake: $2.56)


  1. I would definitely be betting the turn.

    Since you didn't bet the turn, I think it is close but you have to call on the river.

  2. What I've been finding lately is that a checked turn usually gets more value on the river. If you 2 barrel straight through, most worse hands are folding. This is a case where the turn check through induced a river bluff (not really the intent; I was trying to control pot size), but I was very surprised at the bet sizing on the end. The actions in the hand did not entirely add up, but what do you expect at 25nl...


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