Sorry - Finally got my book last night and caught up to where we all are.
Win the big pots right away - how does this affect your strategy?
Well it seems to me that it will create a little more variance in my game than I am use to. I understand that you want to try and win the big pots right away, by raising and reraising. I find that I have trouble raising with the second best hand to drive out other players. If I reraise with QQ on a board that has a K, I may drive out others but we could still have to possibly call a re-reraise from the original bettor or is this a fold at this point?
Now that we have isolated that player if the river comes and does not help us and he bets, do we fold assume this is a sizable pot 8-10BB? There seems to be no reason to reraise at this point, he's not going to fold and possibly re raise here. Getting such great odds on our bet we feel compeled to call, but at this point we know we "don't" have the best hand, we were betting the second best hand.
We have now cost ourselves 2-3 extra bets where as if we just called the original raiser we would have 1 bet commited to the pot saving us 2BB. That is a lot of bets in the long run.
Also won't observant players get on this and soon not fold to our reraises even possibly re-reraisng our bet on the turn ect..
Not so much. Hands you "want to win right now" are ones that you can be outdrawn on. Such as.
You holding JJ with a 10-7-2 flop. You can be outdrawn to any A-K-Q, so you bet trying to take down this pot now. If someone incorrectly calls, you are okay with this because it is a +EV move. You just force them to either fold, or make a incorrect move (which is what you need to do every hand. Maximize winnings and minimize losses) Note that you wouldn't necessarily bet out AA in that situation if it was a rainbow flop, because you aren't scared of many cards on the turn, so you can allow someone to "catch up" without being so worried, unlike the jacks.
Another situation is where you are semi-bluffing with an open ended straight or 4flush. You want to take this pot down now, but if you are called, you aren't a huge underdog for drawing out. Also by semi-bluffing, you can create the illusion of a stronger hand and force a fold of a possible best hand.
The last situation (that i can remember) is when you are in a multi-way pot. You might be a 30% favorite, with one person as a 50% favorite and the last as a 20% favorite. You try to take down the pot now, because if the 20% favorite folds, you might possibly move up 10-15%, making it worthwhile.