Originally Posted by LeGenie
Hi guys played an interesting hand last night at a 2/5 table and would like some feedback on the way I approached the hand.
Villain opens to $15 in MP. The CO and SB both call. Hero in the BB 3 bets to $60 holding A<font color='black'>♠</font> K<font color='red'>♦</font> Villain thinks for a while then flats. The CO and SB both fold.
The flop comes: 2<font color='black'>♣</font> 4<font color='black'>♠</font> 5<font color='red'>♥</font> $150 in pot
Villain is a decent player "buys in full stack, plays fairly good position however limps with marginal hands quite often, and has a fairy tight opening range." Against such a player, could you possibly just check this flop and give up unimproved on the turn since his 3 bet calling range consists of JJ+, AKo, AKs, and maybe 99-TT?
Thanks in advance guys!!!
Having a bit more info on the villain would definitely help, but I would probably take the 99 and TT and probably even JJ out of a typical strong player's range. OOP with the possibility of 2 callers behind is no fun. I think he a) 4-bets, b) min-4bets to isolate and balance his min 4-bet range with AA/KK, or c) folds when holding 99-JJ.
So for me, QQ-AA, AK, AQ, A8+ suited, or possibly the one time he decides to open T9/JT/QJ/KJs.
Anyway, that's a pretty raggy board and you flopped two overs + a gutter. So you can continue with decent equity, and most of his holdings aren't fairing much better. C-betting here also balances your value bets for JJ+, and you get a little big of info as to where you're at. I wouldn't call it a value bet though because most of the stuff calling you off is ahead.
The other way to do it is to check, but only if it's conceivable you could check-call or check-raise with QQ+ here as well.