Joined: May '08
Age: 53 (M)
As it was 4 way the chances of one of the players holding a jack here is realistic, so i would play with caution. You can bet the river, but must make up your mind what to do when get raised. Unless opponent is rather bluffy, it is a fold.
I think checking the river is better. Two other players in the hand, that already invested in the pot, they were not drawing for a flush, so they probably have something. There are not too many hands that call the river with worse (AK maybe), so you won't often get value from it. Plus you have excellent showdown value. The downside however is (as you experienced) a lot bigger.
I mostly just bet the river when I feel strongly I'm ahead, or when bluffing for the pot, and feel my opponents don't have a strong hand (but better than mine).
Joined: Jan '13
Age: 39 (M)
Yea that would have been a tough one to play, I do not think the villain did anything wrong. I love being in that situation to trap. I always slow play if I was in the villains position. I want you to get chips into the pot and flat call and then jam it on the river! Alot of players will be pot committed. I also being in your position would never fold that hand unless I knew for fact he had what he had.....
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 49 (M)
You found yourself in a very tough spot here after you hit the queen on the river. I would have probably checked the river with another person to act after me but i can see why you bet, you just ran into a monster and got unlucky
Joined: May '08
Age: 53 (M)
The Q on the river looks good, but does not help us that much. We are now ahead of AK, but thats it. And i don't think AK makes up that much of opponents range here, to change our judgement of the hand.
Joined: Jul '14
Age: 23 (M)
I think checking is fine but I'm missing value. Not such an obvious fold but I think I should have made it. Villan is never raising without trips+, and I'm still getting value from worse A's. Don't think the river changes much, just might lean my decision more towards calling.
When I say I don't like the villans slowplay, I mean by leaving to the river to check raise. I feel he won the minimum amount, and could have gotten a bit more value from leading/check raising turn in a multi-way pot. I would probably fold to a check-raise on the turn, and check raising the river is a risky play. Would have prefered to lead with around 1/2 pot with his hand, checking there will kill a lot of his value I feel.
Joined: Aug '14
Age: 37 (M)
Wow the guy with Aj is holding the nuts and is really extremely slow playing that hand. In your situation I wold also have made a small bet on the river, because with two pair you are often good. And he could have had only a flush draw or Ax as well.
I would definetly avoid going broke on this hand. 4 way pot, 2 callers when you bet usually means someone has something strong. The Q on the river is actually a bad card because now even K10 beats you. And the only hand that you now beat that you didn't beat before that river is AK...
On the flop it goes check check check check so it makes it more likely for someone to be holding 66 also.
I would be on check/call mode on this river. Not betting just to fold if I get raised...