re: Poker & $4 NLHE 6-max: OESD + FD on flop, deep stacks
Originally Posted by mrmonkey
c9, what do you think about check/calling villain's flop bet or if leading flatting his raise?
Edit - I just realized this was 4NL. So yeah, our villain is going to be clueless. (I just deleted a big paragraph)
Anyways, what I wrote was that we essentially don't have a ton of implied odds here. The ace may kill our action, the 9 just looks like a bad card, and flushes are obvious. But at this level it probably doesn't matter.
I advocated donking the flop because it was the best way to accomplish all 3 of our goals: 1) trapping in the fish's money 2) disguising our hand 3) putting some money in while we have 50% equity in a 3-way pot.
I don't like bet/calling near as much as check/calling if you're not going to turn your draw into a semi-bluff. bet/calling just leaves very little money behind that we might as well go ahead and cram it in with a very strong line that might have some fold equity. Check/calling allows us to preserve our implied odds while still keeping the fish in, so I think I prefer that.
So idk, I don't think the difference between a donk/3-bet line and a check/call line are as obvious anymore since our opponents likely suck. But just a good general rule is that you play draws for implied odds in position, but play them as semibluffs out of position.