Originally Posted by SwiftHax
Yeah, I'm pretty new and as you can see I don't handle tilts well.
I tend to play my overpairs very agressively and avoid going to the flop multi-way as much as possible. My 3-bet range also includes Queens because players at micro's will always 4-bet KK/AA and commonly AK, so I know if I'm beat. What I seem to have a hard time playing is betting my overpair on a ragged flop and getting raised. I end up losing a ton in these situations, so any ideas on improving my overpair plays post-flop?
What do you mean by aggressively? Overpairs are usually good but I know it can sometimes be tough sussing out the times they're not. There are a few words of advice I can give.
If you get check raised on a low board or a coordinated board then you're probably better off folding the overpair. You're almost always up against 2 pair or better. The thing about overpairs though is that they're usually high cards which are often played OOP (out of position). If this is the case just bet out on the flop and see what happens. It's always easiest to play multiway pots. Players are more timid and thus are more likely to play straight forward so if you get raised and reraised then just fold. Heads up situations are a little more complicated. Players will give your continuation bets less credit which means their raising ranges will be much wider and might include alot of pairs, draws and even some bluffs. What you do with your overpairs is going to depend alot more on your read of the situation and your opponent. You might have to fold of just go into pot control mode, but the one thing you cannot do, especially at low limits, is to fold everytime
you get played back at. But by the tone of your post I don't think this is much of a problem for you.
Gotta run. Hope this helps some. GL