re: Poker & $5 NLHE 6-max: Flopped bottom set on monotone flop
How do you resolve the conflict between Sklansky's Fundamental Theory of Poker and playing against your opponent's range? If you knew what your opponent had, there should only be one best way to play it.
Here, my problem is that I'm looking for any excuse to fold, but I have at least 1/3 equity in the pot, so I don't see how raising helps preserve your equity, other than by adding some fold equity. After I was reraised, it's clear the stack are going in. I don't like to gamble like that -- it makes me feel uncomfortable. If I call and make a Full House on the turn, then I can try to extract more from the hand, but if another diamond comes, or a straight card, I can decide what to do based on the opponent's bet sizing and get away from the hand without risking the whole stack. Again, I don't think you can improve your all-in odds
by raising. If you're behind to a made straight or flush, calling has to be better. (Of course, I know what he had, after the fact, so maybe that's clouding my vision.)