Originally Posted by baudib1
My default strategy is to raise every hand and bet every street until they raise, in which case I re-evaluate and usually just fold. I adjust according to villain's tendencies.
This ridiculous strategy is remarkably effective because:
A. No one ever has anything.
B. People call or fold too much.
C. Sometimes they do both, i.e. call flop, call turn, fold river.
D. No one ever has anything.
That's on the button.
From BB I donk dry flops, paired flops and scary flops with air, top pair, draws and the nuts and usually give up on bluffs if called.
Key is betting for thin value everywhere. If you're in the BB and he limps and you have 42o and it checks to river and you river a 2, bet, you will get called by Jack-high a lot.
Triple-barrel 2nd pair no kicker is pretty standard.
Obviously everything is totally villain dependent and consideration of your own image is important. If you flopped a monster on the first hand and take him to valuetown betting every street, then your image is obviously going to be different if you triple-barreled 72o and he called down with bottom pair.
One very common exploitable tendency is 3-betting all Ax hands. This is obviously great for us because if villain does this and then flats he is totally screwed on ace-high flops.
Also if you suspect someone has top pair and you can beat top pair, just go pot-pot-shove because no one in HU folds top pair.
ive actually been following your advice and its been working pretty well for me. ive been much better at taking control of the table.
but sometimes i get too comfortable being aggressive, and end up barreling half my stack away. recently its been a pretty bad problem for me. every few games i end up getting called and leaving myself crippled.
i actually hit quads 3 times in a single game today and still lost because of this.(i barely got paid for any of them and probably barreled out of impatience).
on the other hand, i have won some big pots by barreling and getting a fold on the river.
i absolutely hate firing out and then checking the turn or river when im bluffing. most of the time i get a huge bet in return, in which case ill fold.
also, i almost never barrel with hands like 7-2o. i usually do that when ive 3 betted with A-J+ and missed.
also i got another question for u baudib,
how do u end most hu matches? all in preflop, or do you usually destroy your opponent in a hand?
i find that in probably half or more games for me it ends in all in pre, and while i have a good all in range (which is why i have a higher roi at super turbos i presume), sometimes i find myself giving back a decent amount to my opponent waiting for a good hand. and lately ive been giving up a massive lead losing to lesser or similar hand ranges. for example if bb is 120, and my opponent has like 600 chips, should i call him with just about anything? even if i know he is waiting for a nice hand?