re: Poker & $10 NLHE 6-max: $ : Hand that confused me
Originally Posted by stuventus
But I disagree bit time with one of your comments
you should credit him with something on the flop. KQ, A6, QJ, QT, 66, 22, AQ (although this is less likely as he didnt raise preflop
I guess you do not play much 5c10c. I see players limp with hands like KQ 66 AQ just as often as they raise them.
Which is why its a possibility on the flop. (the way I looked at the hand was to explain how it should have played with a smaller bet)
You should be raising preflop, but not 9BB.
AJ is a great hand on the button.
By raising 9BB you are pushing out so many of his bad hands (which you want left in).
Stop worrying about getting out drawn on the flop by bad hands.
It will happen, but you will more than make up for it by betting correctly.
You should be correctly raising hands with value when you have position. Against weaker opponents with wider ranges your hands have inherenlty more value.
2/3 of flops are missed. This means that your opponents who limp and call with weak hands will have missed 2/3 of the time. If they like to c-bet this means that they are c-betting a hand weaker than yours 2/3 of the time.
Raising so much drives out so many of these weaker hands that the c-bets now increase in value, meaning that now when they c-bet you are not ahead quite as often.
By raising 9BB, you give your opponent an easy decision to call with his better hands or fold his worse hands. Its almost as though you are playing against yourself!!!