re: Poker & 0.50/1.00 Limit HE hand
Originally Posted by ChuckTs
Now is there any way i could really put this guy on this hand?
A couple of key moves:
1. Most people at low levels are so excited about seeing a flop for free that they only raise the very strongest of hands. Be wary of the BB raising.
2. You checkraise him on the flop and he 3-bets. This narrows his possible hand range, presuming it was fairly strong to begin with (see point 1) to AK, AA or KK.
3. You cap preflop. What do you suppose he thinks YOU have? Yet, when you bet the turn, he raises. You go to war, so I presume you 3-bet the turn. Then he must have capped, at which point - short of him being a total maniac - KK is the only hand left that he would have. Pocket aces would be much too afraid of a low set or two pair to be that gutsy on the turn.
So, before the turn card came, his range was AA, KK or AK - maybe
KQ, if you want to be generous. But when he caps the turn, you must know you're drawing essentially dead.
When he raised the turn, I would have simply called down, and figuring that there was only a small chance that I was ahead, but pot odds
would force me to.