re: Poker & General question: Mid pairs OOP
Originally Posted by F Paulsson
I don't think betting 88 twice is good on this board. Or do you mean as a general strategy?
What I mean is that if he floats the flop too much and doesn't float the turn a ton, it's obviously a good spot to double barrel. If he floats the flop and turn too much but folds a river bet we can fire 3. If he floats all 3 light we just C/F this and 3-barrel for thin value.
Another alternative is just check-folding this flop and also checking our monsters on this board (ie same logic we use for cbetting K83r 100%, that our range is much better than theirs, is the opposite, so we can check pretty much our entire range). Of course then we have to balance our C/R range in which case I think the best way to do it is simply C/R our monsters and draws on this board.
But on the other hand I think balancing is over-rated unless you're playing high-stakes with the same opponents again and again. I think it's fine to check-fold this and not balance it at all (ie if you're checking this flop, you're folding). 99% of opponents won't even notice it and obviously just because they haven't seen you C/R doesn't mean they don't think it's possible. So personally I just C/F this because it basically crushes our opponent's range, they're going to float wide, and I think betting without the intention of at least double barreling good turns is throwing away money. But if you are intent on balancing I think either of the previous 2 lines I mentioned (barrel until they fold/thin value barrel and the C/R monsters/draws lines) would be decent adjustments.