Open pre is standard. Given rake and not anything wild known about villain we can fold pre as stated above.
Flatting isn’t awful, but when we flat the 3b we are often up against hands like 10+ AJs+ AK AQ some 78s etc. When we flop top pair and we are more capped at hands like 109, 78, 22-99’s, etc. we need to be betting for protection. There are very few turn cards that help us. I typically like to see a size up on flops like this, if we can get any two broad way cards to fold, we are printing money here. If we get check raised so be it, and we don’t have to find any weird river situations like we are in. If we get called and we find a deuce turn we should be sizing up our turn bet as well, puts any broadway in a terrible position without a club. My stance is I’d rather be putting the villain in tough spots to make errors than finding my self in one. Which could also be a good reason to fold pre again.
As always, my play isn’t always the right play. Happy to hear others thoughts :)
Jan. 12, 2021 | 3:49 a.m.
^^ should be fold pre, especially OP. On the flop, check raise and fold to jam is probably best. When you aren’t sure what to do, just calling is often the worst option. We have all JJ-KK with a heart in good shape and can fold to AA-AK with a heart that is jamming. Can’t imagine that villain with small 4bet range is doing this outside of JJ+ to AK suited. ATs has poor equity against any of that 4b range.
Jan. 2, 2021 | 5:21 p.m.
You are right in the middle of ICM hell, tough situation. My thoughts:
With so little invested in the pot, just a check out of BB I think I would prefer a pre-flop raise to 3.5 - 4 bb's. If MP 4b you can get rid of it and you are still right in the situation you were before. Once we rip ~24bbs on the flop over his 3bbs invested in the pot we are only getting called by the top of range. Option two would be a 6.5bb check raise on the flop instead of an all in. Both of these leave MP open to 4b either preflop of flop to induce ICM hell so that is an issue with the above.
Quite frankly, it isn't a terrible shove as we are at the very top of our range in this situation.
Looking back, would you play it in a different manner?
Nov. 28, 2020 | 4:36 a.m.
A couple levels before end of late reg of a $33 20K GTD on ACR.
UTG +2 29.15bbs
SB (Hero) 117bbs
UTG +2 opens 2bbs
Lojack all in 10bbs
Unknown info on players above new table. Main question I have is should be jamming or folding 77's here? I can't imagine we often want to be committing 30bbs with 77's but it feels a big tight to fold them? I feel calling has to be the worse option with the uncapped original raiser behind.
If I look at the UTG +2 ranges, there are few hands we crush and most we would hope to be flipping against.