Originally Posted by mrmonkey
1. Raise more pre? Why or why not?
2. Should we not lead flop here?
3. After calling the flop, is villain's range wide enough to justify a shove? Or is this a clear check/fold?
1) Your 4-bet size is fine, if anything its too large. $2.30ish would be my standard 4-bet size here. But since villain is so spewy with the 3-bets, we can 4-bet larger.
2) The reason to check would be to induce bets/bluffs from worse, or to get him to be more likely to call on later streets. I probably bet the flop if I'm playing the hand. But I also 4-bet smaller, and c-bet smaller, that way I can fold later. The way you've played it, you've given yourself no option but to get all in.
3) You can't check/fold, the pot is huge in relation to your stack. If he shoves, you're getting 4.4:1. So if it goes lose, lose, win, lose, lose, you're making a profit. Plus we've already established that our opponent 3-bets super wide, so giving up against him is pretty bad.
Also, you can c-bet smaller, around 2.75 would be good. I probably bet the flop, and then shove the turn as played. You're just too committed to check/fold the turn.