I think I prefer leading for pot size rather than checking.
All too often it is checked through, and you don't like a lot of turns, 9 through A (excl K/T) or hearts.
Check/raise is fine, but if you get called, then you are often in a spot with an inflated pot, out of position with sizeable money still behind.
For example, in this spot, you would have had $6.85 back with $1.30 or so in the middle if you were called.
If your hand had something else going for it than just 2 pair, then I'd be more inclined to check/raise.
Feb. 17, 2019 | 8:50 p.m.
This line looks great. Pot/call is good as hands you do well against such as worse flush draws either lonely or with gutshots, oesds, pairs and wraps. If you run into a set or 2pair, then you have reasonably good equity with an Ace or flush or backdoor straight.
I like pot on the flop here, as you don't want floats really. You could do half pot/call on the flop too to encourage the lower flushers to join in. However, in my experience, they are going to shove the flop anyway.
Feb. 13, 2019 | 10:05 a.m.
Thanks for the comments. Interesting thinking there.
I can't help wondering what I actually beat on the river that bets the pot.
77/55//22, although unlikely all beat me.
75/Q7, also unlikely but possible also beat me.
QQ beats me.
Something like 6789 with hearts perhaps, but those types of hands frequently raise the flop on this type of board.
KK and floats are all I beat.
KK likely checks behind on the river fairly often.
So, am I only playing against floats?
Feb. 6, 2019 | 3:23 p.m.
100 BB stacks
No reads on villain.
Folded to button who minraises, I 3bet pot in BB with AhAd7h6d, villain calls.
Flop 7c 5s 2h
I bet $0.64, villain calls
I check, villain bets pot really fast, I call with NFD, overpair and 7.
I check, villain bets the pot, I call.
Anybody do anything different?
Feb. 4, 2019 | 8:18 p.m.
Both players 300 BBs deep. Villain is pretty aggro 3bettor and aggro postflop.
I open CO with Ac Kc Ks 8s, Villain 3bets button.
First question - what do you do here?
In the hand, I felt that 4betting would push a preflop equity for a small portion of stack sizes and would signal my hand type and then I'd have to play the hand oop with 270 BBs behind and my hand sort of face up.
So I called.
Flop Jh Tc 8s
Hero checks, villain bets 3/4 pot. Hero calls (?).
Here, I might have the best hand, have 2 backdoor flush draws a gutshot and an overpair.
So, I call
Hero checks, villain bets 3/4 pot. Hero calls (?)
I did strongly consider jamming here. But, villain likely doesn't fold 2pair+ so, I'm ahead of 1pair hands and still have good equity on my draws and jamming gets action from hands that crush me, so I call.
How did we do?
Feb. 3, 2019 | 4:47 p.m.
Your hand isn't a great 3betting one. Sure, if the opener is very loose, you can attack him with this one which has lots of high card strength. But, you are single suited and you have a 5 dangler (ok, you make some wheels with that). Mainly though you don't really have smooth flop equity distribution, so you will end up 3betting and being in lots of awkward spots postflop on tough boards. This is compounded because you are also out of position AND the pot will likely go 3 or 4 ways, so you often need to hit something reasonably good.
All in all, I think I prefer a call pre, or even a fold.
As played, sure, taking a stab is fine. Once called, they almost always have a low flush that they don't want to fold, so giving up is fine too.
Feb. 3, 2019 | 12:01 p.m.
I think I'd fold pre. your hand isn't great. Ok, you can make nut flushes, but the 77 is fairly weak oop.
As played, you flop nut flush draw, and a gutshot both to the nuts. Chk/call is fine. The turn changes nothing, you still have nfd and gutter, so I think chk/call is better than chk/fold.
Leading the turn is ok, but you don't love getting raised. Better to c/c I think and then try to get some value on the river if you hit.
Feb. 3, 2019 | 11:52 a.m.
I think I'd fold pre. Your hand is fairly weak to play OOP. It's single suited to a Q, and has a 4 dangler.
I'd also fold the flop. The diamond draw out there often either has you crushed when somebody has diamonds and the same draw as you, or hurts your action.
Feb. 3, 2019 | 11:42 a.m.
If you are not going to get paid when you hit and shove, shouldn't it also be true that you should shove a large quantity of scaryish river cards?
While your thinking seems good overall, I wonder about that part. I think you get paid a reasonable amount on the river, especially on straight cards.
Jan. 17, 2019 | 8:46 p.m.
Villain in the hand is very LAG and pretty tough to play. He 3bets frequently from various positions, doesn't fold to 3bets and doesn't fold to 4 bets. He is on several tables with big stacks on pretty much all of them. While he 3bets liberally, he tends to have good equity hands when lots of money goes in postflop. He and I have clashed on several big pots. There have been times when I've been fairly light, and others when he's been light. In short, I think he is pretty tough, aggro and hard to play.
We have $45 each.
I open $0.35 with Ah Jd Tc 2h in CO. Folded to villain who makes it $1.05 in the BB. I call.
Flop Tc Ts 4c
Villain bets $1.80, I call.
Villain bets $5.74, I call
Villain bets $12