Originally Posted by cAPSLOCK
Walked in the big blind I play these like you did. From any other position I fold pre flop.
On the set it's a cooler too, yes.
For the flopped flushes, it really depends on our villain.
Unfortunately a lot of the hands that we are ahead of play the same way as we the hands we are drawing dead to.
For instance top set on a flushed flop = bet bet bet, hope you're not up against a made flush, TpTk on a flushed flop = bet bet bet, hope you're not up against a made flush.
I guess an argument could get into "which level of thinking is my opponent" on here, but with gigantic flopped hand vs gigantic flopped hand, I don't think it makes much of a difference.
Personally, I very rarely flop a flush and care what my villain has, if he has me beat he has me beat and the stack gets added to his pile.
The same with sets, straights, and other such powerhouses.
If I have JJ on a QJ5 board, I check/raise and get re-raised, sure, villain could have any combination of straight draws, but I'm only worried about QQ, and it's just plain rude to flop a set and fold your hand (I've heard there is lightning involved should anybody find out, or the poker gods be watching).
If I have QQ there and you have JJ, I don't expect you to fold, I expect you to pay me off, just as when I have JJ I expect to pay off when I'm beat.
Because even though I lose to QQ, there are a number of hands I'm WAAAAAY ahead of, and among those are the kind of hands that play the same as QQ there, such as AQ with a shorter stack, KT in a multiway pot with a backdoor draw, and 55.
When the decision makes itself, don't worry so much about whether or not you're ahead or behind. Sure, it stings a few times to get to showdown and have baby flopped flush beaten by a higher flopped flush, but doesn't it sting a lot more when you get scared with baby flopped flush, so play to a cheap showdown, and end up stacking off against a rivered FH or higher flush?
The amount of times you stack of on the flop with strong hands that may not be best and get called, I wouldn't be surprised if you found yourself at a lot of showdowns against hands like two pair, sets, and draws, a lot more than you found yourself against bigger hands that just outflopped you.