Originally Posted by xUnrated
Well it was an interesting night.
Ended up going in for $80, and within an hour I was up to $160. Finding my spots and getting payed off. Table was really loose, especially a doctor who was there(busted $100 twice already and was in for his 3rd $100), he started complaining there wasnt enough action and raised in the dark UTG. I have 55 from late and call. Flop came 345 rainbow. He makes it $30 to go. After seeing him play he never bets over $10 with a made hand. I stare him down, hes behind the shades, lips sucked in with tight facial muscles. I raise it to $60 on top to just get the draws off. He looks back at his hand and pushes,
I have $35 left and have to call.
He flips over Q2o, turn comes. Ace. Made a straight. I have redraw outs to fill up but it doesnt come. Decided to call it a night. Definitely going back though.
imo shove the flop. bads, esp at homegames have a tenancy to be incapable of folding a draw OTF, but will insta dump it OTT. not to mention if he actually woke up with 77-AA hes going to snap you off and you do say you know hes not airballing here.
however i regularly find myself playing homegames that im simply not rolled for because theyre too juicy to pass up. if youre usually just a microgrinder or whatever and $60 is a fair amount for you to be playing with, i like flatting the flop for 3 reasons.
1. most loose homegame/live players are double barrelling here- hes either got a hand and doing it for value or hes bombing away because "theres not enough action" (to me that implies that the table is uber tight and therefore he thinks he can push you all around a lot)
2. you can wait until the turn to get it in, knowing the draw cards you dont wanna see. if the draw makes it and he actually has it, villian is gunna be thinking "OMGNUTS, check to trap" so you generally get a free look at the river here to fill up. if turn bricks, (and by bricks i mean is A-9) his draw just lost a bunch of equity and if he just had overs your giving him a chance to bink an unfoldable (to him) top pair.
3. youre not playing enough hands to deal with variance, so waiting til the turn bricks and your hand is significantly nuttier can be a good idea too