Originally Posted by Jackle43
Yeah, more I look at it it seems spewy, Though i dont even mind the flop bet that much, can easily use the ace as a scare card and take the pot right there...
But yes I agree it was a spewy play and I thought that as soon as i did it, Shouldve folded as soon as i got played back at. Just needed some confirmation.
The only reason i called was because he was so disgustingly loose that it seemed bad not to call at the time haha
So u dont mind turing your hand into a bluff when u actually have some value?
There are only 3 reasons you should ever bet, they are;
For value- when a worse hand will call.
As a bluff- when a better hand folds.
For dead money.
Betting the flop isnt really for value since even if he is a donk he is still folding most stuff that isnt Ax, there is some value to be made from Jx I suppose but there is a hell of a lot more Ax in his range then Jx.
Betting the flop isnt a bluff either because no better hand folds.
That leaves betting for dead money, sure taking the pot down know will get you that dead money but checking back doesnt change anything and gives a donk a chance to spazz out on later streets.
Bottom line is you are wa/wb so you should check back. That will minimize your lose against Ax in this spot and maximize it against ATC when he almost unavoidable bets the turn.
You really should read that link I posted because its one of the basic theory's of poker.