re: Poker & playing 88 cash game
Originally Posted by MediaBLITZ
Limping?? Uh no - now you go to the flop with no real idea of what you are facing. You should not have checked the flop, especially if you knew you would be calling. Bet out and if you get raised that gives you a better sense of where you are than just checking and flatting a big bet. $35 on the checked flop just smells like "you all are afraid of the flush so I'm going to rep it" Folding the turn does not make sense to me as the card did nothing to put you in a worse position as the flop bet that you called - understand? So why bail out now? I think you got ran out by an aggressive button playing position, but with no read on an opponent sometimes you just let them - just not usually with a set. As he was the PF raiser I have a harder time putting him on that flush than figuring him for an overpair or just two big cards (AK, AQ), so I'm going to challenge him with a nice set and 10 outs to a flush buster.
I had to log in to say thanks for this post haha. I've been wondering if I've been playing that exact tactic right... raise the pot to see if the PFR on will re-raise with a high straight/flush draw on the board. I've folded 3 sets because that's happened this week. I don't have the hand histories, otherwise I'd post em. I've also won a single giant pot...(giant for me ~$50) calling the PFR's bluff on the draw, and just letting him call right untill the turn: ...pot $15 on turn, check, button bets $10, I re-raise to $20, button re-raise to $40, I call and win with rockets. Scary. but fun