re: Poker & $50 NLHE Heads-up: Floating flop and turn OOP then donk bluff river with Ace high
The topic didn't start too promising imo but ended up pretty interesting after all.
A capable player is capable (does anyone see what I did there) of taking a line like this both as a bluff and with a value hand. Against one of the 3 or so ppl in this topic who don't think a couple of hearts would/should be played like this, this would be a pretty good line to take. That being said I have to admit your play looked a little goofy to me at first glance also. I'm just trying to make a point about allowing your opponent to hand read quite well.
What we ought to be doing is asking OP a few questions about why he was of the opinion during this hand that his actions maximize expected value
. Make sure his plan is consistent, his thinking is sound, and that his line truly is ideal against this particular player and the way said player was thinking/playing at the time. Hero seems to know his opponent quite well, but doesn't share anything about villain with us for whatever reason. HU hands are obv very player dependent so for that reason and the lack of effective stacks I didn't reply originally.
Is this your typical 3bet sizing against 3× opens? What was the rationale for not betting the flop? Does the flop crush his flatting range versus your 3bet if he's perhaps heavy on broadway type hands? What range are you 3 betting pre and does villain have any sense of what it is? I mean I can't even relate the general tendencies of 50NL HU games online to a guy playing some live hands with his buddy. The river donk can potentially fold out a lot of villain's range here. You'd know best how reluctant he'd be to fold anything here you're not already beating, not to mention the likelihood of the 9h improving his hand given his actions to this point.
Originally Posted by frozensprx
this actually IS a good spot to bluff if you know villain will dub with his air and flush draws and give up when they miss
If this is the case then you'd likely win the pot without having to risk another penny otr.