re: Poker & Checking Back Marginal Hands
Originally Posted by SNGShark
I find that your message is filled with too much poker lingo. Cut the fat and ask directly what it is your seeking... We don't need lingo like OOP, scare cards, induced bluffs etc..
The way you play AK is simple~! IN early position (and in the situation you discussed here) you play aggressive betting 5x the BB. In middle position, you play passive by check/betting. IN late position you raise to 3X BB if no raisers before you. If raised before you, you re-raise 5x the amount that has been bet.
So simple and yet so much unnecessary jargon... just keepin it real bro!
5xbb in early position.
"Check/betting" in mid position. - Are we still pre-flop or post-flop?
Open raise 3x bb or "re-raise 5x" in position, 5xbb is huge.
I think I'll hazard a guess based on your name that you play SNGs and I know there are some big bet sizing differences between SNGs and cash (I didn't state that I was talking about cash games, and if that's the confusion then sorry about that) and in high blinds maybe 5x makes sense but with low blinds there's no way you should be 3betting 5x in position, it folds out too many hands that we can get value from and turns your hand into a bluff.
Also, my question is about what to do on the flop when you miss with these types of hands, not pre-flop bet sizes.