Originally Posted by TimovieMan
Side question, but why do you continue playing once your stack goes beyond 300BB?
I'd get continuing on a regular table as long as the table fish are present, but in Zoom? I'd be getting out and starting with 100BB again every time I reach 300BB+. Not too comfortable playing that deep.
I like playing deep-stacked. There are a lot of calling stations at zoom and it really helps to be 300bb deep with a set against a player that can't fold top pair. If you believe you have an edge over the average player in that pool, then it is beneficial to play deep-stacked against them to maximise your win rate.
Originally Posted by IPlay
Doesn't really make us exploitable to give us on this particular flop with AK. Checking every whiffed flop would make us exploitable. Don't think you have to Cbet AK 100% of the time and you can probably x/call or fold since we have the bdfd but I probably x/fold this flop.
You are going to be lighting money on fire making 80bb hero calls with A high and it's going to make moving up very tough
I agree with the second paragraph (about lighting money on fire by hero calling too much) but I kind of disagree with the first paragraph. Part of GTO is giving us a balanced range on every board texture for every action we make
. For every board texture, we should have a balanced checking range and a balanced betting range. If there is a particular board texture where our checking range is unbalanced (eg. we fold after checking every time on a particular board texture), then that makes us exploitable, since the villain can bet that board texture with 100% of his range after we check to him, knowing that we're unbalanced and knowing that he can get folds a huge portion of the time.
Now, a mistake I see a lot of players make, particularly at the micro/small stakes, is that their checking range on wet boards is unbalanced. Everytime a player checks a wet board, they tend to check/fold. This is why I advocate for occassionally checking strong hands on wet boards (such as check-raising a set instead of Cbetting), as well as betting wet boards with bluffs every now and again. I know that in general, you should be more inclined to Cbet bluff on a dry flop rather than a wet flop, since your fold equity is higher, but I do think that for the sake of balance, it is sometimes necessary to Cbet bluff wet boards as well as check-call or check-raise hands on wet boards rather than doing nothing but Cbetting and check/folding on wet boards.