So I have been playing a lot of 5/5 and 5/10 NL live as of late and noticed how often people try to value bet bluff the river. This usually happens when a player is heads up. Value betting is what people do when they believe they have the best hand. In NL cash games at the 2/5 of 5/5 level people usually win most of the time by betting on the value of their hand and not by bluffing. At these types of limits I strongly suggest against throwing a value bet in on the river when trying to bluff and take down the pot. The vast majority of the time this play will backfire as you will be called down with a marginal hand. If you have been betting the entire way on a draw are attempting to bluff on the river I suggest that you throw in a pot sized bet and not a ½ pot sized bet that looks like a value bet. This way your typical calling stations will think twice about calling you. You will reap the benefits and realize how often this play will work.