Originally Posted by The Messiah
Your line is absolutely terrible. What you repping? I'm calling with a bare j here.
I'm confused. Obviously I'm not trying to make him fold Jx here...
Anyway let me explain my thought process. No offense but a lotta people are giving me absolutely no credit. I'm a winning 400nl reg (all my 1knl shots fail so maybe I can't beat 1knl but I have a pretty solid history at 400/600nl) and I'm not retarded.
My 3b pre isn't a bluff but it's not really for value, it's sort of a combination of both. I think the combination of the fold equity I get plus the value of having a decent hand to be able to play postflop gives me enough value to make it better than flatting (and obviously better than folding). Then when he 4-bets I think the sick odds
I get plus the equity against his hand (and the fact that I play way better than he will in 4b pots) makes it a super easy call.
Then on this runout I think he's going to double barrel a ton but won't have a hand that can call a river shove on a brick very often so I take this line. Obviously on the river I can also hit a flush which will be good some non-zero percent of the time (probably ch/f river diamonds though), and the gutter that can make me the best hand really often is pretty good. When I shove I'm just trying to make him fold Adx type hands which I think is the majority of his range assuming his 4b range includes a bunch of weak Ax hands.
It could be bad, but at least give me credit for having a brain before just telling me I'm god-awful and a spewtard and how awful my line is. Anyway results are it worked this time but I'm certainly open to it not being a good play in the long run.