re: Poker & A hand plan.........
Originally Posted by tenbob
He checks, i bet out 2K, he checkraises to 5000. Expected. Now what ? I mean I expected this, i could still be well ahead, i could be dead in the water, i know NOTHING.
This is where I think pushing is a fairly viable option:
1. He is likely to have missed the flop.
2. Even if he connected, you're playing this like a high pocket pair. He may fold a better hand if you do push. If he calls, you have outs versus almost anything he has.
So: Best case scenario, he folds. He could even fold a better hand (= a pair) at this point if you push. The worse scenario (let's ignore the possibility of him having flopped a set or two pair) is that he has some hand like 7-7 or Q8s. You have 6 pair outs, and two cards to hit; you're a 3-1 dog, unless you're reverse dominated (K8/A8), but even then you still have a backdoor flush draw to fall back on. Another key point is that folding here won't leave him crippled, he'd still have a starting stack. He's not forced to call.
I really like a push here. You're ahead here a large portion of the time, and the times that you aren't he may fold a better hand, and when he doesn't, you can still draw out on him.
And I'm also happy about the metagame advantages. Don't let him bully you and tell him that when he checkraises YOU you're not going to take it.
It's scary, but I think it's correct. Especially when you still have the option to re-buy.