re: Poker & $2 NLHE Full Ring: QQ against a-high flop, question about ranges
I don't refuse advice a priori. If fact I am pretty sure I asked for it. Some advice I received here was great, some was completely out of whack with 2NL play.
In fact I have almost never seen a showdown after I checked flop in situations such as the one in this hand. If I did it usually turned out that people drawed out on me with random crap while I was busy calling down their bluffy minibets. Cost/benefit is ridiculously bad in that scenario.
If the board was Ace high and draw-heavy
, then yes check/fold is the idea since I can't get rid of anyone who has a hand/good draw.
I have explained my logic every step of the way. WV's post No. 3 is pretty much garbage since he offers ZERO explanation (some other posters love that crap too, so I have to ask for explanations in every freaking post I make until maybe finally I get one).
I didn't mention CO since has has good odds
to call with SCs (which missed the flop), PPs (which missed the flop unless we are talking JJ or 44) and Ax hands (which kinda hit the flop but, again, nit raises UTG - what, nobody gives a crap about MY range?). Obviously he folds here a majority of the time. If he doesn't, well, he has a set or an Ace.
WV says he calls a cbet with any Ace. Fine. Does he call turn bet with any Ace vs. an UTG raiser who just fired again?
I am still playing 2NL since:
1) I am not satisfied with my winrate (small winner over 64k hands) and don't want to move up until it gets better.
2) I have extremely tight BRM (I want to have 100 BI for a level before I move up, so 500$ for NL5) and haven't played much in March so the BR stayed at around 150-200$.
3) I focused on tournaments lately since I can autopilot them profitably with minimal effort while I do other stuff, which I can't do as well in cash games (small win rate shows as much).