Originally Posted by baudib1
Do you realize you raised UTG? Our range destroys him on this board.
I'd bet pretty much everything here except the occasional AK/KK hand.
What worse calls?
What better folds?
His range is weighted towards pocket pairs and we beat most of them.
If he has a draw, you arent going to double barrel so he gets to see 2 cards anyway.
List the hands, that he folds, that you beat. (He dosent fold draws)
There are very few hands that he holds that arent draws that can suckout on us by spiking a high card.
If he holds a hand like KT (I dont think he calls but say he does) he has about 40% equity and his equity is far better than yours. The problem with betting 88 here is that even if its the best hand now (so it has mathematically more equity, its really hard to extract that equity. There are so many bad cards that you wont know if your hand is still good, yet KT on the same board he has a GS, probably a BD FD and if he hits a K or a T he has a pair so you wont get him to fold when he improves (and he won't fold now) yet if he bluffs its really hard to call a bet with 88 on a later street (and by hard I mean spewy.. i.e. it takes a lot of reads to actually assign a player with a range you can profit from if he calls)