First hand, I shove the flop but when you don't shove flop and you hit TPTK I would definitely just check turn considering stack sizes. If he checks behind on turn you can still shove river, there are absolutely 0 scare cards and you're stacking off here 100% no matter what hits.
But yeah, shove flop all day imo just because you have most likely 9 outs for the flush draw, and probably 6 more outs for TPTK, which is 15 outs. Obviously once in a while he has a set here or something and some outs are not clean, but even considering that I think when we add in FE (because although we have only slightly better than 50% equity against lots of hands we win 100% of the pot when they fold) we can shove profitably. I do like the small flop raise, but I like it because then you can shove over the top of a raise and possibly get some fold equity instead of letting him shove if you pot it.
AQo, I'd consider floating flop, but fold's pretty much standard. Only reason I'd consider floating it is that most made hands on that drawy of a board would probably bet closer to pot. Then if a blank comes we can bet or raise turn and if he calls turn even fire river if a blank hits. This is almost always suited connectors that hit the flop somewhat and has a draw or something. Like I said, most of the time I'd fold here I think but floating here once in a while wouldn't be horrible.
On flatting ranges, most flatting ranges are suited connectors and pocket pairs in general. In general Axx and Kxx (and even better AKx) are the best flops to cbet. Bad flops are 89T-type flops because it kills his middle PPs/suited connectors range.
AJo in BB, played fine imo. I'd fold to a normal-sized raise preflop there but flatting's fine I think with the minraise.
Those are some quick phone calls
On the QQ hand, I'm typing this before I see results, so it won't be tainted by w/e they show.
First off, with unknowns I insta-fold that preflop. The fact that the crazy guy 3-bet may tilt it a bit towards shoving, but I still think this is a fold, especially if manuel is a good solid player as well as Marcus. Marcus is a ss and raises from UTG. Both of these point to an EXTREMELY strong range (most people raise low PPs from EP, a shortstack probably doesn't). Then the crazy guy 3-bets, which could mean nothing in terms of ranges. Then Manuel CALLS. This is extreme strength as he's seen a super-tight range raise and another player 3-bet. Even if he doesn't expect the crazy guy to have a hand much when he 3-bets, he's still prepared to play for stacks against Marcus and the crazy guy probably isn't folding much so he has to have a hand that at least plays decently well.
And the comment about AA is incorrect imo. Especially considering Marcus is always shoving I know I would personally flat AA there. Try to trap in one of the next 3 before raising over the shove Marcus is going to put in. If for some reason he folds, it's not a big deal as there's enough money in the pot to deny set mining odds
. Also he's going to gain value from the crazy guy and he has position in the hand unless Knight calls. I think actually at $5 set mining is just barely +ev but the fact that the crazy guy and you probably commit some more money even on flops you don't set (ie you're not check-folding if a 259r flop comes are you?) make his play +ev even if marcus folds. Since he likely won't fold but instead will shove then it's definitely good to flat because it gets you and the crazy guy to commit more.
You talk about a smallish bet as it's $11 into $50, but it's not, it's $11 into 0. This is never a bluff (at least never SHOULD be a bluff, because bluffing into an empty pot is pointless). He also gets 3 streets. If he puts $11 here, you have $25 left and it sets up to easily get all the money in by the river. No reason for him to bet any more here whether it's a bluff or value bet.
Also @Sticker, when you mention the field, remember to keep in mind the odds you get. If you're 40% vs. "the field" but there are 2 opponents, "the field" puts in twice as much money as you and you want to put money in with this situation. If you have a 40% chance to win but only have to put in 1/3 of the money, you easily take it. Also with pokerstove the side pot's done, there's no reason to include the other guy's hand in the equity calculation on the current pot. Now you could get complicated and use a separate calculation on sacrificed equity for folding, but in determining whether to call/fold most of it should be whether you are beating the one other player you have to beat to win that money.
WOW that was insanely bad by the player who bet the flop, and wtf is Mr. shortstack doing raise-shoving A7s UTG? Those are both super-bad. But I stand by my statement that folding preflop is good and that postflop the fold is fine I think.
KJ vs. AJ, I just check-call river. Not sure why you bet it as nothing worse is really calling and nothing better folding, although if you check he checks behind some better hands and bluffs some worse hands.
KQ on monotone board, not quite sure why you're betting flop there. I do agree with river bet though, you don't beat anything, seems his river bet is a blocking bet or a bet that wants value after having the flush. Just don't get the flop and turn bets.