Options for dry flops
Dry flops usually mean bet, but what if you hit them weakly**please don't say play tighter pre**. I have a couple examples and it was kinda confusing me as to when I'm essentially bluffing
or if its a value bet and whether or not it would be better to check.
So first hand, hero opens btn with A6s and is called by one of the blinds. Flop is A83 rainbow(so pretty darn dry).
-My thought was, that this could be a Way ahead Way behind situation(which i need to learn more about). I've got top pair but there are a lot of better aces in almost any villains range so a value bet should come down to how often the villain will call with pocket pairs or a weird 8, right? If I'm ahead, there are no draws to worry about giving a free card which also means no draws to get value from. So bet it? or check and hope there will be a better chance of extracting value on the turn.
Next hand, hero opens btn with Q10 and is called by one of the blinds. Flop Comes Q72 rainbow. So this time I feel like betting is necessary(could be wrong). Its still a super dry board so no draws to extract value from, but now you might get calls from sticky missed aces(like AJ who wants to hero call all the way), pocket pairs, and you have a slightly better kicker than the last hand so you could have some fish outkicked.
Next hand, hero opens btn with 89s and is called by one of the blinds.
Flop A) K92 rainbow. I think bet as a bluff now. If called/raised you probably don't have the best hand. Anything other than an ace on the turn means give up and try to get to showdown free.
Flop B)862 rainbow. So you've got tp but could still be way behind if he called with 88+ . Do you bet to get value from over cards? Do you just try to check it down? or check with the intention to bet any big turn cards?
I'm still playing 4nl so these villains are pretty much straightforward players, especially post flop. I know a lot of this would be based on the opponents ranges but just try your best to answer for play against a generic opponent. Where does a way ahead way behind scenario become a bluff/valuebet on a dry board? Is tp on a 10 high board too vulnerable not to bet? Jack? Q? K?