re: Poker & $50 NLHE Full Ring: Meh, think i played this badly
Here's some free advice that will save you a lot of money:
DON'T CHECK-CALL THE TURN
As a general rule at these stakes, you should almost never be in a position to check the turn with the intention of calling.
1. We should be playing in position most of the time.
2. The times that we are in EP we have opened for a raise and have the betting lead/iniative.
--- A. When we raise preflop we should usually bet the flop
--- B. When we bet the flop we should usually bet the turn.
--- C. If we bet the flop and decide for some reason not to bet the turn, it should basically be because we are giving up.
While we might run into some fish who get stubborn postflop, we should pretty much always be value-betting them.
If we have showdown value vs. a nit but decide it's prudent to check -- let's say we raise with KK, nit calls and calls us on AA2 flop -- when we check the nit is going to check back his showdown value hands and bet when we are crushed.
So clearly we cannot c/c vs. a nit.
If we have showdown value vs. a LAG and decide to check the turn, we cannot call when he bets because we will likely face an even bigger bet on the river. So clearly we should not be c/c vs. a LAG either.
Granted, there are going to be monkeys who just auto-bet whenever someone checks to them. So we should check some pretty good hands against them once in a while, but generally you should have a pretty good read with this -- a timing tell, history, betsizing tells
, etc., that tells you he is just stabbing because you showed weakness.