# Bluff Catching on the River

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# Download

Please download the game and import it.

# What we will learn

We will learn how to use the expected stacks to make the correct decision when facing a bet on the river in a bluff catching situation.

# Let's do it

We are in the big blind with 4s7s6h8d. We flopped a flush and have check/called a pot-sized bet on the flop and turn and are now unsure if we should also call the river.

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We believe that at this point he will only bet a queen high flush or better for value and the naked Ace of spades as a bluff.

f3+ is PokerJuice Syntax and evaluates to the 3rd nut flush or better.

We can see that we have 35% equity against his range. At this point we will disregard the option to raise - but should we fold or call? We want to compare the expected stack of calling versus folding. We step forward one time.

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We add a fold and a call. The expected stack of folding is 73.00 and we see that the expected stack of calling is 69.07.

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We can now conclude that folding is better than calling.

What if SB would value bet only the nuts?

Simply step back and change the range f3+ to f1+ and then step forward again. You can now see that calling has a much higher expected stack (114.09) than folding!

# Conclusion

Raising and getting it all in is better than folding but also that small changes in SB's value range can make a big difference 🎉