Haven’t Bragged About a River Check-Raise in a While

Sadly this guy quit me immediately after this hand, it was worth it though:

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold’em, $20.00 BB (2 handed) – Full-Tilt Converter Tool from FlopTurnRiver.com

Hero (BB) ($3284.50)
SB ($6929.50)

Preflop: Hero is BB with A, 10
SB bets $40, Hero raises to $160, SB calls $120

Flop: ($320) 7, 10, K (2 players)
Hero checks, SB bets $160, Hero calls $160

Turn: ($640) A (2 players)
Hero checks, SB checks

River: ($640) 3 (2 players)
Hero checks, SB bets $200, Hero raises to $999, SB calls $799

Total pot: $2638 | Rake: $0.50

Results:
SB had J, A (one pair, Aces).
Hero had A, 10 (two pair, Aces and tens).
Outcome: Hero won $2637.50

3 thoughts on “Haven’t Bragged About a River Check-Raise in a While

  1. Wouldn’t barreling the turn & river have been better? The A is such a good card to fire away at, and I’m sure he knows that. I would expect you could get 2 more streets of value out of any hand that has a halfway decent ace, and 1 more street out of any hand with a pair.

    Still, getting paid on river check raises which are kinda thin is awesome.

    • Possibly, but it’s also a card I expected him to barrel at. I was looking to check-raise the turn, and when that whiffed, I figured most of the hands that can call a bet are going to bet the river themselves. And yeah, this is way more fun in any event!

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