Four Underbets in One Hand

This wasn’t anything that I planned from the get-go. It was just that on each street, I kept feeling like he could be weak enough for an underbet to show a profit. I almost shoved the turn, and then I was like, “Screw it, 80% of what he folds to a shove probably folds for 1/3 pot”. Given that he called, that might not be true, but it just made the river shove that much more profitable. By the way, Villain has only about $260 left in his stack, so even though I potted it, the shove was effectively half-pot.

Full Tilt No-Limit Hold’em, $4.00 BB (9 handed) – Full-Tilt Converter Tool from

SB ($453.80)
BB ($418)
UTG ($400)
UTG+1 ($402)
MP1 ($402)
MP2 ($427.20)
MP3 ($400)
CO ($240)
Hero (Button) ($962)

Preflop: Hero is Button with A, 9
6 folds, Hero bets $8, SB calls $6, BB raises to $36, Hero raises to $77, 1 fold, BB calls $41

Flop: ($162) 6, K, 7 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $66, BB calls $66

Turn: ($294) 4 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $99, BB calls $99

River: ($492) 3 (2 players)
BB checks, Hero bets $492, 1 fold

Total pot: $492 | Rake: $3

Hero didn’t show A, 9 (nothing).
Outcome: Hero won $489

3 thoughts on “Four Underbets in One Hand

  1. Looks like he may have caught something on the turn. Your river bet may well have gotten him off a better hand (or not, of course, if he missed a heart draw with < AX). Nice play.

    This is almost like a pot-limit hand because of his medium stack. I think it's a good example of making sure there's enough left in both stacks for a big bet on the end.

  2. Andrew

    I notice in your HHs (not necessarily this HH) that when you bet/raise you often do it to amounts like 1,666, 889, etc.

    Do you have a software program running that spells out amounts to bet/raise to achieve a certain percentage or pot odd?


  3. I’m torn on a river shove here – aside from AQhh, AJhh and AThh, hard to see a reg folding many other hands on this river that we beat?

    Certainly he jams any pair he 3-bet pre, no?

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