Post flop betting dilemma
Hey all. Still working on my game and experimenting with different styles of play. I have hit a crossroads in one particular area and was looking for some insight.
I'm Still playing the 3 and 6 dollar 18 - 45 plr tourneys.
Basically the current style I am using and is to all sorts of different traps especially early in the tourney and let the agressive villian hang him self post flop......and against a more conservative player to win small to medium pots by value betting, pot betting or overbetting the turn and mostly the river getting them to fold without seeing my cards.
I am able to do this by always checking/calling the flop and a lot of times the turn whether in positon or out of positon and waiting for the others to react and make a move. Of course if they bet and the odds
are not good I just fold unless I have a serious read.
That being said...Its really great when the agressive villian hangs himself after thinking Im weak when I was really trapping
But when Im facing a more conservative villian how much of the pot should I usually bet to 1) sweeten the pot a bit more and 2) Make the villain still think that I am weak so I will be able to crush them or value bet them out of the hand on the turn or river.
Its not the worse problem in the world but I get frustrated sometimes when I dont sweeten the pot a bit on the flop and 4th street and the villain does not fall for my trap and I only win a small pot. I also dislike it when leading out with probe bets that will cause the villian(s) to fold.
After writing all of this (sorry for the length) I am thinking that in a muti way pot I should put out a small bet and hope one of the multiple villians fall into the trap......and against a single villian just bet or not based on the reads?
Any other advice or insight on how to sweeten up a pot while setting a trap? I apologize if this is contradicting situation....I am just trying improve...