Originally Posted by MrSticker
OK. Then how about "because I still had a multi-draw on the turn AND position"? I had a straight flush draw and possibly a draw to trip 8's, but I wouldn't count a non-spade 9 as being solid for me. What's the possibility of him having a FD also? I actually think that was the case but he didn't pair like I did. I probably would have lost my stack if a flush other than a 9s came.
So the consensus seems to be that I should have raised PF & flop and checked the turn & river. I was cautious against 5 players, but aggressive against 1-2. But you say I was backwards? I guess I'll have to trust you on this and study it until I can wrap my head around it.
This is not what I'm trying to say, what I'm trying to do is get you to think about what you're trying to accomplish. Your opponent has a range of hands here. You need to think about
1. What that range consists of (it's ok to classify one segment as "air", you don't need to think of each crap combo possible lol)
2. What a bet does to that range. What part of that does he fold? What part does he call? What part does he raise? What is our plan if he raises?
3. What are we going to do on the river if he calls? If he calls turn and we hit a blank can we bluff? Value bet? If the river fills the flush can we value bet? What if he leads the river on any river card?
I've said what I think I would do but the biggest thing is to be thinking about why we do things. It's not going to do much good to just think "if I get into a situation where I have a combo draw on the flop I should raise". We need to be thinking about why we do things.
Hopefully I explained why I'd do what I'd do ok in my previous posts. But every time you make a bet you should be thinking through these things. What does he have in this situation? What part will he fold/call/raise? What will I do if he raises? What will I do on various turn/river cards if he calls?