re: Poker & blind vs blind (1)
Even blind vs blind, we're really only beating a bluff on the river so I really don't see how we can call.
The flop is the biggest problem for me though. At this stage villain could have a huge range of hands, including pairs that have hit a set, straight draws, overcards, a better nine, or even a middle pocket pair.
Still - it's quite possible that you're ahead, as it's only really sets and better nines you're worried about right now (a 7-9 two pair is a possibility too, I guess) so I like betting at the flop. But we have to be conscious that there are very
few safe cards left in the deck for us. Another 9 is about the only card that will safely improve our hand, and a two or four is about the only non-threatening blank. Pretty much everything else either fills in potential straight draws or pairs overcards. So we'd like to end this here, if we can.
If the villain is a strictly-kosher TAG then I think we need to give them credit for either a better nine or a set and get out of the way after the check-raise on the flop - we could fight them, and it's possible we'll be folding the better hand a small amount of the time, but it'll save us from a lot of hard decisions and lost bets on the following streets. And we can note the villain's line, then punish them next time they try it against our monster hands.
If villain is capable of making some moves, however, I think we can have a bash a three-betting this flop. It tells
the villain that we're serious and they really will
need to hit to take this pot from us. Because you raised pre-flop you'll be telling a story consistent with a range of strong hands - a set of your own, TPTK or an overpair would all fit. Make it around $12-$14 and you should be giving the wrong odds
for them to draw - take into account the fact that a bet that size will be almost all of the villain's remaining stack and will take away any fold equity they might have had from shoving, and I think you get a laydown from pretty much everything except the aforementioned sets and TPTK.
The image equity will be sweet too, as they should think twice before messing with your blinds again.
It's a risky strategy, and like I said against a standard fit-or-fold TAG it's probably better just to get away, but against a LAG-ish villain I think it's got some merit.