Originally Posted by LeGenie
Hi guys I played an interesting hand yesterday at a 2/5 table and would like some feedback on the way I approached the hand.
Villain (UTG) limps. It gets folded around to Hero on the BTN who raises to $30. SB folds, BB and Villain both call.
The flop comes: T 9 2 rainbow $92 in pot
BB checks. Villain leads for $45. Villain is a fairly decent TAG whose leading out range consists of QJ, AT, KT, QT, JT. Against such a range could you just flat to extract another bet from Villain since raising will only make him fold such holdings? I didn't incorporate 99, TT, and 22 in his range because he would have most likely opened with TTs pre-flop and c/raised 99 and 22. I tend to quite often find myself in these spots where I tend to fast play over pairs on fairly coordinated boards and would like to know if flatting can be optimal to extract more value from my holdings.
Thanks for the feedback guys!!!
Methinks you have this guy's playing style misidentified. A TAG open-raises UTG, he doesn't limp-call a 6x raise --- especially with QJ, KT, QT, or JT.
I don't know what you're holding, but I'm assuming it's an overpair to the board given the info in your summary. I'm raising to $120 every time because I don't want the BB to call and make it a multi-way pot. If you get re-raised here, you have to consider the possibility that you're up against a set --- which I believe is FAR more likely than QJ, KT, QT, or JT given how the hand played out. Lots of players donk-bet small with sets, hoping to get overpairs to raise and commit themselves.
Regardless, I don't flat here. Ever.