What is Thin Value In Poker?
A thin value bet is a potential bet you make on the river with a marginal hand. You bet your poker chips when you think it is more likely than not you have the best hand even though better hands will call as well. It is about pushing edges and making correct positive expected value plays (+EV). Players can, over time, lose more money by choosing not to bet the river – and leaving value on the table – than by actually losing pots. Always look out for situations where betting thin is profitable, even though it can often put you into more difficult situations such as being bluff raised. We make more money by making more uncomfortable decisions and maximising our expected value.