Originally Posted by BigThingWithHolesInIt
So isn't a reraise a great way of finding out whether the opponent has an A?
So, you raise flop.
What does he call with? Aces, sets. Waste of money raising against these.
What does he fold, given he's a 38/2? All his air, which is lots. Plenty of Ts, plenty of 5s. You've taken away your opportunity to spike a Q on the turn even if he is playing an Ace, and if he isn't there's a high chance he'll slow down and let you get to a cheap showdown vs say KT on a fairly dangerous board where you have no real redraws.
Then there's flush draws. You raise, he rejams his draw; fold? You're flipping against a hand like K9ss, so it's hardly a good spot to be calling a jam and not making it. He also might spazz out and jam something like AQ because of the flush draw and gutshot possibilities, so you're going to have a hard time telling his value range from his bluffing
range. Flatting keeps in weak flush draws and may allow you to extract value on the turn when he calls even without odds
That's just my take on raising the flop
If you tl;dr - raising folds everything that you beat meaning less value on later streets. IMO
I'd much rather raise turn small for value from a T or flush draw now it's less likely he has an ace.
Anyway, on the river, I call. Last time I called a jam like this he had the quads, but I'm still not sure I can find a fold against a 38/2.