Originally Posted by Jurn8
I dont know, I need help with these situations
Flatting that min bet is not a great idea against most
opponents. Against an aggro maniac it can be ok since he will keep betting at you with nothing (or at least with very little) but will sometimes fold to raises. This guy is clearly not a maniac.
You should *always* be asking yourself. "What am I going to do if I'm raised?" Don't wait till it happens to think about it. Believe me...this is harder to do in practice than it is to say but you really should be doing it. Most people don't naturally start off this way... the thought process for most players at first goes something like "zomg, KK is awesome hand. I have an overpair, let's bet it cause it's a gud hand! Wait, wtf I got raised? Did the donkey suck out on me? I have nfc what to do now!! My hand is still good so let's call and hope he doesn't bet more maybe?" The major mistake in your thinking is the "wtf, I got raised?" part. Gotta know what you will do if that happens before it happens.
This is one of those spots where calling just sucks even though it's a fairly common thing to do here... you are giving him FE now because what are you going to do on that Q (which is a scare card)... check and let him bet with whatever he has again? Fold to it? Are we going to fold if he follows up on a river bet if we flat him on the turn again? What if a heart or an ace comes?
I don't mind jamming this on the flop and in fact that's probably what I would do. On the flop, he's going to have more than enough queens and flush draws in his range to do this.
You either need to be jamming the flop or folding to his raise. I hate calling that against this guy. If you are going to call the flop raise and then fold on a Q or a heart or an ace or simply to more aggression, then you have to fold the flop.