Thin value bet

Definition of thin value bet

A thin value bet is an enhancement that is done on the river with a good hand, but does not necessarily deserve to be value bet on the river. It can be done when you're a bluffer and don't have a lot of credit on your bets or when your opponent is the type to call too often (calling station). We will also call thin value bet when a hand will be bet value on the river after being bet value on the flop and turn while being weak. A hand such as a middle pair is not usually a hand you would want to value on 3 streets.

The thin value bet's, especially head to head

Usually this type of betting is done one-on-one. A hand like a medium pair will rarely be bet in value when playing full ring, but when playing Heads-up. This bet could be valid as the hands that win the jackpot will be weaker at the showdown. Bluffing and aggression are also more present.


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