RaoulFlush could you elaborate? Why is a JTxss flop a nightmare for BB as opposed to say AKxss. or even just Axxss? Maybe I'm misunderstanding you and you meant it's another example of the many nightmare flops for BB in general.
April 27, 2022 | 5:07 p.m.
Surely a reg BTN cbetting 1/3 pot on flops that aren't middling flops are doing so with range right? Seems like most regs are doing that these days cause it's the easiest flop cbetting strategy.
On another note, I'm concerned about x/r flops where we don't have a nut advantage. For example a flop like JT2 where as BB we aren't supposed to have JJ/TT and sometimes we don't have JTs. Can't BTN just 3 bet more than he should and put us through hell cause we are capped and he isn't?
April 19, 2022 | 1:09 p.m.
In one of the videos from Pete Clarke's From The Ground Up course, he talks about how a "secret" to being miles ahead of the population is raising merged vs range bets as opposed to the common strategy of raising polarized.
An example he talked about was BTN opens, BB defends and BTN cbets 1/3 pot with his entire range on 742r. According to him, we should be check raising hands like some 7x, A4s, 2x with good backdoors and obviously super strong stuff like sets and overpairs we didn't 3 bet pre. This is done apparently to deny equity and for thin value (or fat value when it comes to the top of our range).
My question is wouldn't this leave our calling range weak and vulnerable to aggressive barreling on turns and rivers? Can't BTN just barrel aggressively and with frequent overbets to pressure our weak range? Also say we x/r a medium strength thin value hand like the A4s mentioned in the video. Turn comes a picture card. Now what? If we bet again it becomes really thin and unclear whether it's thin value or in bluff territory. If we check we give up control of the pot and equity denial.