re: Poker & $5 NLHE 6-max: 88 in 3bet pot OOP
Originally Posted by _dogmeat
What do you think about this line: flat pre and c/r dry flops without a face card. That's often the line I'd take if I don't 3bet here.
What about donking the flop? I think I should start implementing donks more into my game since most people don't really know how to react. Actually, this might get a bit too big, so I might post it in the cash game thread. But still, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.
What I see here is that you're trying to continue on more flops than just the ones you don't flop a set on. That's generally a good thing to think about, but in this case I don't like it. You're pushing it too far.
If you're set-mining, its because you believe your opponent has a strong range. You think he's got a hand he likes, and won't fold much when you put in a lot of action when you flop your set.
Check/raise bluffing flops goes completely OPPOSITE of this idea. You've initially called to flop a stronger hand than your opponent's strong hand so that you can get paid off. Check/raising a ton of flops suggest that now you expect your opponent to fold when you're putting in action. You can't have it both ways. He's either got a strong range & won't fold, or has a weak range and will fold a lot. Sure, their range strength will vary by what the flop is to some degree, but not enough to be able to have it both ways.
Its good to think about a few extra areas where you can do more than just set-mine. If I had to pick any of the ideas you proposed, I'd start with donk-leading on some flops that we can get called by worse on. But in general setmining is profitable because your opponent has good cards, so you shouldn't be looking for a ton of flops to continue on without flopping a set.
So plan your hands (http://www.cardschat.com/f57/not-book-plan-your-hands-preflop-194323/) out a little better. If you're calling to set-mine, then stick to that plan on most flops. Because otherwise you start getting into areas where you make illogical actions (which usually means losing dollaz).