Question of the Day

Question of the Day : No-Limit Hold'em – Sunday, August 30, 2015

Your Hand
Small blind
Big blind


Aggressive six-max game online. Folded to you on button; you make it $9. SB folds, BB calls. BB is a tight-aggressive regular and doesn't 3-bet much pre-flop. Flop A 7 8. BB checks; you bet $15. BB calls. Turn 2. He checks; you bet $30. His time runs all the way down before he calls. River 3. He checks again.

What should you do?

Correct Answer: Bet $50 for value

Bet $50 for value. Checking through is your next-best option but betting for value is good. This board looks very draw-y. Usually a river bet = a monster or a bluff. Your opponent likely called the turn with a hand, not a draw, as he was not getting the required odds to call on a draw. On the river a bet will look more like a bluff than a value bet and thus your opponent may pay you off light.

  • Bet $50 for value (70%)
  • Check through (26%)
  • Go all-in and hope he will fold (4%)