Originally Posted by BenLZ
1. How aggressively do you play your 13 nut out straight draws? Are you jamming the pot with these every time?
What kind of flop? What's my position? Heads up? Multiway? TAG/LAG/Maniac/straightforward/bluffy/etc villain(s)?
ok I made my point... to try and answer though..
1) rainbow, unpaired flop: don't care the situation, I want to get it in generally unless I'm up against a maniac who might bet for me
2) most other flops? it depends....
2. How valuable do you see aces and kings? Would you rather have aces or kings than a hand like 89TJ?
nowhere NEAR enough info and I could write an essay on this question alone..
depends on (list may not be complete): position, suits, sidecards, villains, my table image, etc etc
Let's take for example: KKQJ DS... very very strong hand but dominated by aces (does pretty well against JT98 though). In general I will 3bet this but if I get 4bet (or if I raise and someone else 3bets me) what I do with it depends on the villain... an unknown or a tag with a 3b% say less than 2.5% i'm flatting and seeing the flop before proceeding, cause they have AA most of the time. Am I getting reraised by a maniac with a 10%+ 3bet? I may get it in pre against that.
Now give me: KK73 SS say (btw KK73 rainbow is borderline trash... only good for a set mine really)... I'm only raising this if I can open it in late position, although I'm limping and calling a single raise from most places as a set mine.
AAxx? depends on how strong the AA are and all the other factors (btw and this bears repeating over and over and over again)... position is the single most important factor in this game. more so than your cards.
With AA though... depends on how much money I can get in preflop as to what I want to do with them... in general you need to get ~35% or more of your stack in preflop to go nuts 3betting/4betting them. However super strong AAxx you can jam regardless preflop (like AAQQ DS or AAJT DS etc)
3. What are your thoughts on an overpair + nut flush draw? Do you generally get it in with 100BBs against a non-rock opponent?
Need to define a bit better than "non-rock opponent"...
What's the overpair? What's the board? How many villains?
If it's a high pair like KK or AA + NFD you can generally get that in and be ok most of the time especially heads up... If it's TT + NFD or even QQ+NFD that's significantly worse.
Is the board paired? Are there any straights possible? those things matter quite a bit too.
but like everything else..it depends!
I'll be back with more thoughts later