Hand Check for River bluff spot

zampana1970zampana1970 Red Chipper Posts: 549 ✭✭✭
Hey it's been a while - hope you all are good, those of you still around from a year or so ago.

I played this hand recently and wanted to get a check -- do we like the river bluff? I had no real read on V, so nothing I can add. I may have bluffed the river with this guy at the table about 30 hands previous but not sure he was there...

PokerStars - 30/60 Ante 7 NL (8 max) - Holdem - 7 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

BB: 53.23 BB (VPIP: 13.04, PFR: 8.70, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 23)
UTG: 57.4 BB (VPIP: 100.00, PFR: 50.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 2)
UTG+1: 29.27 BB (VPIP: 22.58, PFR: 13.33, 3Bet Preflop: 12.50, Hands: 32)
MP: 120.68 BB (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 38.24, 3Bet Preflop: 23.08, Hands: 35)
CO: 26.5 BB (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 13.04, 3Bet Preflop: 7.69, Hands: 24)
Hero (BTN): 63.07 BB
SB: 40.45 BB (VPIP: 26.67, PFR: 20.00, 3Bet Preflop: 20.00, Hands: 15)

7 players post ante of 0.12 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.32 BB) Hero has :Qh:JH:

UTG raises to 2 BB, fold, MP calls 2 BB, fold, Hero calls 2 BB, fold, BB calls 1 BB

Flop: (9.32 BB, 4 players) :5S::8H::AD:
BB checks, UTG bets 6 BB, fold, Hero calls 6 BB, fold

Turn: (21.32 BB, 2 players) :9H:
UTG bets 9 BB, Hero raises to 28.67 BB, UTG calls 19.67 BB

River: (78.65 BB, 2 players) :8D:
UTG checks, Hero ???


  • CrodigglyCrodiggly SF Bay AreaRed Chipper Posts: 34 ✭✭
    Unless you know this guy is terrible, you have no fold equity. He just called half his remaining stack on the turn, and is totally committed.

    I don't think this was a good spot to semi-bluff given how awkward of a stack size it leaves when called. Better to call turn, and if you want to bluff a missed river you have enough firepower to possibly get the job done.
  • zampana1970zampana1970 Red Chipper Posts: 549 ✭✭✭
    So why delay a potential steal vs Ax to the river when the pot will be that much bigger. I get we have a bigger stack to push with, but a combo draw on the turn c/r balances a lot of value, no? What else would we bluff c/r in that spot?
  • CrodigglyCrodiggly SF Bay AreaRed Chipper Posts: 34 ✭✭
    Is V folding Ax to the turn raise? Is that the hand you're trying to bluff out? I think your turn raise will bluff out Kx and maybe 2nd pair, but Ax from UTG is probably a strong enough kicker to call.

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