Originally Posted by phemalephenom
At what point in a tourney ( IE Stack, Blinds, Position ) Do you push on the flop with an Open Ender ?
Is it just a situation where you feel it out or is there actually an odds situation where it makes sense to be the first one into the pot?
Any help is appreciated.
1 thing that helps me decided to either push or just call a flopped open ender is My chip stack My oppenents chip stack / Playing style and the Pot Size
sometimes a good way to play it is check, if bet just call, and if you hit once again check, if he bets than you push, since its safer to not let him see the river card
(This is a bit riskier) Another way is that you can push half the pot and if a card doesnt come out in your favor bet big depending on CHIP STACK Now your oponent will think for a minute and you know he will do one of FOUR
. Fold 2
. Call (He has TRAPED you) 3
. Call (He has a draw of some sort)4
. Raise (He most likely has a big pair in which case your odds maybe favorable, but depending on the amount of the bet and your chip stack its too risky)
Note If he calls your big bet you should check the river if you didn't hit since he may have that big pair