re: Poker & Do you ever believe the button?
Originally Posted by ajrobin
What ranges are you flatting with zach? Just curious, as it seems you pretty much want to raise or fold? So does that mean that flatting the raise with drawing hands is generally just going to lead to trouble?
idk it really depends on the opponent. In general playing drawing hands HU oop are going to end up in you getting pushed off the best hand too often and not getting value when you do hit. But if they're super aggressive you can even call flop bets and sometimes even turn/river bets (usually not all 3) with mid pocket pairs even when overs come, just because it's usually the best hand. And the other thing is as mentioned if someone's going to 4-bet you light you could start flatting them more. Generally it won't be a winning proposition but if they're doing it super light and you can outplay them postflop then this is a good way to get them to stop stealing (although if they're going to 4-bet you light usually they're good enough that it's not going to be easy to outplay them postflop).
Just in general though I think people lose more money worrying about their blinds getting stolen and defending them with elaborate maneuvers oop than they would if they'd just give up and let the button have them.
A light 3-bet here and there should counter any advantage they had (since every time you're successful, assuming 3x raise, they have to steal blinds twice to make up for it, and of course the times you actually do have a hand help you even more).