Originally Posted by WiZZiM
so yes, we have to accept that sometimes we're behind, but we just paid a much cheaper price for it. also, like you touched on, we might actually squeeze out some value from hands that wouldn't call a bigger 1/2 pot or 3/4 pot bet.
That does make sense. Thank you.
Three more questions about pot control (you seem like you know alot (sharkscope ) so I might as well ask and learn sth).
1. How do you pot control OOP? Check-raising flop/turn so maybe opponent will check back turn/river? On which boards?
2. How do you know, when you should pot control? I mean you cant just slow down everytime sb raises you, or there is a flush/straight/scary card on the board... Which HUD stats do you use (and how)? It's all about ranges, right?
3. How does pot control relate to Showdown Theory? In "Easy Game", Andrew Seidman says that you should check behind when:
- you're unlikely to get called by a worse hand
- you're unlikely to be outdrawn
He gives an example than on A22r board, we should be more inclined to bet TT than KK (check behind) because KK cannot really be outdrawn (high turn/river card etc) and by betting we really only isolate ourselves with hands that beat us (and if we check we continue to play against a wider range that we are ahead of)...