Originally Posted by absoluthamm
I would try to extract value from someone like that and probably just call(depends on the raise, was it a big one or min??? Also is your AK suited or not? By saying the person is behind you preflop, are they ever the blinds, cause this would change postflop altogether). If it was big, then I might just push to Cap, small then just call.
Also, have you seen these opponents lay down a hand that had been capped like this preflop? If so, then I am definitely capping. Have you seen this opponent lay down a hand on the flop when there is an Ace or Kind on board? If so and I have position on them, I am calling and hoping for a c-bet so I can cap it.
Lots left out here, I realize that it is a generic situation and not specific, but those specifics determine so many things
It's not a specific situation but I run into situations like this a lot. Th reason I think capping it may be the way to go with loose, agg oppoents is that they seem more willing to fold if you cap it pre-flop vs post flop. If I just raise, I miss the flop, I am opening up myself for a huge bluff on the flop ( or are they bluffing
, lol) because c betting rarely works against them if they ahit any part of the flop or have as little as 4 outs.
Capping it seems to accomplish two possible scenarios:
1: A chance that they will fold, I take the raised blinds down.
2: I'll get to see all 5 cards, which is the best way to go with AK and won't be bluffed off my hand before showdown.
That was kind of my thoughts on the matter. Of course this would only apply to really loose, over agg players. This whole theory goes out the window with a nit. lol