Discussion about pot control ( MTT's only)
As some of you may or may not know its important to control the pot in no limit hold em, a lot of good players at the beginning of a tourney play their top pair top kicker hands a lot more passive since they don't want to lose their stack early on. With that being said I want to discuss few situations many of us run into quite often.
So I don't hear my favorite answer, it depends, I will make up the examples.
For this discussion let's say we are avg stacked vs another play that also has an avg stack.
A) you are holding AKs in late position, lets say CO, a solid tight player raises from mid position, you re raise (3bet) and make it 3 or 4x his raise him and villain calls, flop comes 10s 5h 3d villain checks, hero? a1) villain bets 2/3, hero?
b) you raised with AKs from early position , tight solid player re raises 4x, from late position, what do we do? b1) good laggy player re raises 3x, what do we do?
B) this is a continuation of example A, let's say in example A you checked behind and turn is 7s so the board is 10s 5h 3d 7s a) villain bets 2/3 of the pot, what do we do? b) villain checks, what do we do? c) villain bets 1/3 of the pot, what do we do? d) villain bets pot, what do we do? villain bets min bets, what do we do? e) villain goes all in, what do we do?
C) you are holding 99 in late position, solid tight player raises from mid position and you re raises 3x or 4x, villain calls, flop 10s 5h 3d, villain checks, hero? c1) villain bets 2/3 hero?
C1) same as C vs laggy player
D) you are holding 99 and raise from mid position, good solid tight player re raises and you call, flop 10s 5h 3d, what do we do? 1) vs laggy player, pre flop do we call behind or re raise/ if we call what do we do?
E) continuation of D, let's say you bet 2/3 and are re raised, what do we do vs tight solid player, what do we do vs laggy player?
***by good laggy player, I mean someone who is good post flop, and knows how to bluff good and stuff like that.***
***by good tight solid player, I don't mean some nit, I mean somebody who knows how also knows how to play position and knows when to bluff.***
***our table image is TAG***
The point of this thread is to discuss situations when you are holding two over cards and missed the flop and when you are holding pp with one over card and to help out some players to understand how to take control of the pot. I'm sure I could make up millions of examples, but I think this is good for now. With the given information, what would you do in each situation, reminder, this is early in MTT and blinds are fairly small.