3, 4, and even 5 betting on "zone"
Hello all. I have some questions/concerns about cash strategy, specifically in "zone" on Bovada
There are no reads, no player histories, etc.
So this morning has been pretty whacky on and off.
Sometimes, when I fold, I click "sit out next hand" so I can witness what villains had and all that.
I am seeing people 3 bet from blinds with all sorts of crap. One dude 3-bets into mutiple opponents from SB with 10-6s.
He bombs the flop when he has a FD, checks the turn (board pairs, 3rd club on board) when he gets the flush.
Then on the river, he leads into a board with 4 clubs and it's paired, and the money goes in. He gets ****** up by someone who flopped a set, turned a boat.
This was one of many light 3-bets I have seen. Other instances of 4-bets or even 5-bet ships with spec hands, etc.
So anyways, this brings me to my next point...
I had Q-10s in the CO. I open for 3x. Folds to SB. He 3-bets to like 12x.
Now I am thinking about all this BS I have seen. So I 4-bet him to like 36x. We are both pretty deep. He flats. Oh well, I hope I smash the flop....
Flop comes 8-9-3r.
Villain checks to me. I bet about 3/4 pot with my gutter. Villain could have a bunch of hands here I am thinking, A-K, A-Q, A-J, smaller PPs, who knows what.... I think I might have some FE and maybe he will give me credit for a hand.
He c/r ships.
So I have like 3/4 of my stack in the middle, can I really fold? I guess I could, but I don't.
I just call and hope for a jack. Bam! Jack on turn. Villain has AA and I scoop this huge pot.
If he had just 5 bet shipped I would have folded pre.
I just don't know soemtimes if people are FOS or they have a hand.
Is this a total donkey kong hand by me? I think it probably was I guess.
It was just that there was soooooooo much aggression in zone this morning. People 3,4,5 betting and getting it in preflop with all sorts of crap.
I was just trying to not let the dude run me over.
I would sure like some input on when to 3-bet, 4-bet whatever with no reads....
Also if that hand was played badly, that too. People were just so crazy on zone today I feel like sometimes enough is enough.
Also, I have played more passive in the past. It has been suggested to me by some that I start playing more aggressive and 3-bet more and all that.
Is this bad?
Thanks in advance for any comments/advice.