Originally Posted by billatx
I'm playing ZOOM at Pokerstars.What is the response when my opponents regurally call my 3bets,which i do for value,when i'm OOP and then float my bluff cbet every time with random hands?
Should i check-call when i miss flop or should i double barrel flop and turn???A 3rd option would be check-folding when i miss,but i do not like it.
So a couple of things:
1) You say you're 3-betting for value. Value in no-limit is somewhat relative because even though equity wise you may be ahead of your opponents range with an unpaired hand pre-flop, the value of position increases the value of your opponents hand enough to negate your slight pre-flop edge. Take a common example of you having AQo vs T9s. You have a 60/40 edge pre, but against an opponent who doesn't fold to 3-bets and floats, your edge is gone post flop. It's a losing situation.
So does that mean you should just call? Of course not, but it is one option. Another option is continue to increase your 3-bet size until you find your fold equity point. "Solving the hand pre-flop" against this type of opponent is better than wasting 20-25 bbs.
2) There's some spots where you will have position on him. Polarize your 3-betting range against him more in position and force him into tougher spots so you can makeup for the times you have to check/fold OOP when you whiff.
3) Final option is to take some higher variance lines where you are 3-betting pre-flop smaller, just to take the initiative, and then either CRing the flop (depending on texture), or c/cing and then potting the turn. This will let him know that he can't just float against you. I don't advise this line without good reads.
Just some ideas/suggestions.