re: Poker & Playing Hidden sets
Like AG said, this is pretty much the ideal flop for a slowplay; no legit draws (unless someone's messing around with a baby ace, or some weird small connectors and has now picked up a straight draw), and a very small chance of getting outdrawn.
I'd probably be more inclined to toss out a bet if we're sitting at a ring game rather than a STT because we're sitting deeper, and we'd end up losing more if we let our opponents see a free card. I'd do this especially if I'd shown a lot of c-bets in the past.
Originally Posted by MrSticker
- It is easy to duplicate as a C-bet in the future when I don't hit anything at all. I can bluff with the same sized bet, but they'll remember my set of Q's and possibly fold (must show to set this up).
I completely understand what you mean, Stick, but I don't think metagame should factor in as much here in an STT as it would with a ring game. We're only going to be at this table for so long, and metagame shouldn't take priority over winning chips. I used to have a pretty big hole in my game, and that was worrying too much about my table image. I never
limped in the early stages of a STT, and tried to make sure that I was never caught c-betting since I thought it would ruin my image for the rest of the game. Your friendly neighborhood donk isn't even observant enough to give a **** though
I think we can go either way, though. This also depends on our opponents' playing styles. ex: If we're against two calling stations, then by all means bet away. If we're against a TAG who won't put any more money in with his unimproved AK, for example, then maybe wait for the turn to give him a chance to pick up enough of a hand to stick around.