Originally Posted by Tyler69
cbet is a continuation bet from the original raiser in which we are not
OK, my bad on a terminology faupau.
However since the original raiser was the button, with all the baggage that entails, A first in vigorish bet (fivbet or vbet ?) would have the same effect as if these positions were not the button blind situation, but say UTG and the cutoff or button.
Bottom line here is that first to act has to find out if villain has that ace, or higher pp. 2 ways, raise to both rep you have the ace(s) or something worth playing with, or you can checkk giving villain a perfect 'free pass' which offers you no info at all. You know he will not pass up that opportunity, and you might as well have force folded on the flop.
If however, you bet first, and significantly, you run the risk of what? losing that bet? true, or taking down the hand, heads up this is a 50-50 situation (whether or not he believes you). But without info you are reducing your chances to a whim.
While everyone reads about the odds involved, there are times in poker where daring will out. Since PF it was only a minraise, a min 3bet would have been OK. He may have felt it was obligatory to raise the unopened button.
I don't like the passive approach here. Else fold 99 preflop....always........ Not gonna happen right?
Also OP did not provide his own stats, nor any idea of what he thinks villain thought of him. So the dynamics are lacking.
Bottom line here IMHO, is this is a poker hand, not a card hand, and there is some play in play....if you know what I mean.