re: Poker & 99 facing a reraise on flop [6c 5s 8s)
Originally Posted by smells_flushy
The opponent is Loose/Aggressive. I thought he might have called with pocket 6's, 7's or 8's, maybe 5's.
I really thought i was in a bad position to play the pocket 9's with that flop of straight and flush draw.
How would you have played this hand differently?
Given he's LAG, I'd put him on A/7s or A/xs. Given that, he's got the outs for sure so I'd have probably folded given the only alternative (imho) would be to simply call looking for your gutshot or set on the turn. IF you called and after the turn he didn't pull a flush or straight into your suspected A/7s or A/xs, you have a very tricky hand but nevertheless with options...check raise if you've hit. If not, either bluff if turn LOOKS
favorable for you from his standpoint, or simply check and fold if he presses it too hard. One thing about this particular hand is that the $6.50 of his chips (with the smaller stack) are more valuable to him than your $6.50 in chips are to you.