re: Poker & Did I play this wrong?
Originally Posted by D'wilius
Bet the turn. If you're really afraid of the 2 eights in the deck you're probably going to get the chance to check behind on river. Draws, pairs and unconvinced aces are much more likely.
Well what do you think villain's calling range is on the flop? Assuming he's an unknown, I'd say its like:
8x - Crush us
OESD's - 16% to hit on river
FD's - 18% to hit on river
77, 66, 99 - We crush them
Monsters - Crush us
All the 8's just beat us, and the rest have less than 4:1 equity in the pot. Giving a free card here is only really bad against known draw chasing players who won't bluff the river. The mid pair bluff catching hands are going to fold to a second barrel almost always, and the OESD's and FD's may fold to a $2.50 bet, since their implied odds
are reduced on the river.
Sure if you have a read that this guy is a station, then you can pound it out. But I don't think checking behind the turn is missing out on that much value.
Also the dead money I'm referring to is the poster who posted the big & small blind out of turn. Its like having a straddle or antes. There's more forced money in the pot, so you should be opening your raising range & increasing your raise size.
As far as raising differently, I think that strategy works just fine for micro-stakes. I like 4xBB raises in late position & playing 6max, but that's just personal preference.