Originally Posted by Skaplun
whether or not you cbet should depend solely on the board and not on trying to put villain on a range based on his calling your raise prf. if you can put him on a hand from calling your raise then you are better at poker than god.
How do you define bluffing?
Lets say villain has Ako, you know he has AA and you have TJs
flop is: 9s 8d As
You have about 57% equity, would you bet here? Is it a bluff? villain has 43% equity, is his bet a bluff?
How would you play that hand?
I'm not brilliant either, this questions bother me as well.
I didn't mean putting him on a hand exactly, but on a range of hands, and from how well he connects with that flop you should generally have an idea if you're better or worse. The action post-flop will give more clues as well.
In that case we don't put him on AA exactly, we put him on AA, AK o/s (all combos), probably AQ and Ax depending on the villain type and pre-flop action.
We are still ahead of that range even if only ~52%, but to me that 2% edge means we should try to get all our chips in.
It would not be a bluff since we are the favorite anyway. His bet would not be a bluff either because he believes
he has the best hand, and bluffing is always an intentional act.
Remember that equity holds for all-ins so we need all the money in now, because if we don't improve on the turn then we become a big underdog and we went to take the flop odds
to see the river card, which is +EV and not the turn odds which is -EV.
So if he bets I could see a shove being a good thing, I don't normally do it but hey I probably should start. Plus it's great for your table image!
I'm no genius, I have huge leaks etc. etc. but I guess thinking about things without the heat of action can help my game...