Originally Posted by rileyl
1. No preflop 3 bet because I think I'm almost turning my hand into a bluff as I don't think this player will call my 3Bet with much worse. I have position and I just didn't see the need for 3Betting here.
Your 3-bet is more than just for value. It also prevents other calls behind you, which is important at full ring. And it takes some serious discipline to fold AQ/TT to a 3-bet. You have the 4th nuts, 3-betting for value is goot.
2. That's kind of what I'm wondering, should this be a raise on the flop. I don't mind checking the turn after I raise the flop because I can't see many hands that call that flop raise that I have beat and can get value from against this type of villain. I guess maybe A 10 but he probably would even fold that.
If you're raising the flop, you do it for 2 reasons:
1) To charge draws.
2) To get value from AT, KT.
And if you raise the flop, those reasons are still valid on the turn, and you should pretty much get it in on the turn. Maybe the river. Otherwise, why raise the flop?
Idk, this whole hand just seems backwards. You have a hand preflop that exponentially loses strength the more streets you get into the hand. Then you raise a flop that's sorta drawy, but not especially scary. Then once the pot is bloated, you're relying on your opponent to not get all in with a hand that you beat.