re: Poker & $4 NLHE 6-max: 99 on KKJxx board vs. triple barrel
Originally Posted by JCgrind
Don't be so sure, I'd play JJ-AA like this for sure and a huge range of air. Raise the flop and save yourself the drama
That's really interesting, and brings up a question I've been thinking about a lot over the last day or two. Just thinking, if one thing's been pounded into my head learning to play poker, it's you bet for one of two reasons:
- to get a better hand to fold
- to get a worse hand to call
Are we raising the flop as a bluff, or for value? Seems like nothing worse will call, so probably not value. But he's probably not folding a K unless he happens to have KT or something and was 3-betting really light and can find a fold when raised. Other better hands we're probably getting TT-QQ to fold.
Raising the flop seems to fall under old-school "bet to protect your hand" or "raise for information" lines. Not saying you're wrong, just wondering if you have any thoughts on that.
Saw a similar hand linked up on youtube in the Verneer PDF. Wasn't a 3-bet pot, but Verneer raised 77 in position on a K9x board vs a c-bet. The guy he was sweating with thought it was a bit unusual too, but hey, he's way better than I am.