This is a discussion on How do you play this hand? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I wanted to know how to play this hand against a random opponent - does our hand have the courage to check and see a
I like the raise while on the button. but you have position and calling his re-raise wasn't bad at all. Now you called the bet on the flop, and the turn he checked. Mathmatically you get a free card but I like to call it a split option. You split the called bet on the flop and check here. Cost of calling the flop and turn split is .60 cents. With a flush draw and gut shot on the turn with a possible ace because I am going to put him on a pocket pair. So you have 12 outs at least to make your hand. So for .60 cents to get a made hand is worth it
Either ride her till she bucks you or don't ride her at all(quote from Tin Cup).:dito:
Sometimes such a card plays just gorgeously, but if you play at a small bet, and for big bets this card is not worth going all in, I have many times dropped out such a card and almost does not play when big bets, you can play on such a card but very carefully And if it's better to drop it, this is my advice
You may have the odds to go ahead, assuming he's only playing TP. That said, you're flush chasing w/ A8s, a hand I rarely if ever play against aggression because it's usually a losing proposition. Of course, I have less than the usual amount of luck. You're probably different.
On the preflop SB 3-bet quite big, so it usually means he has very strong range, I think it will not be mistake to fold. But, A8s is near top of your range, so call is not mistake too.
On the flop, you can't have JJ, because you would 4-bet them pre, and you also can't really have 33 or 44, so you dont have sets that you can rep for value raise. That means if you don't have value raise, then you shouldn't have bluffs neither. On the flop call or fold, don't raise with anything. With A8s it's clear call, you can be ahead here a lot of the time against K highs and Q highs and also have nut flush draw.
On the turn, once SB checks, you should definitely check back, and the main reason for that is that you already beat a lot of his K high and Q high hands that SB has, so you have decent showdown value. You can bluff with some of your worse flushdraws, that don't have showdown value. Also it sucks to bet and face raise with this hand, as you want to realize your equity. As played though, I definitely would call allin here, because you have flushdraw and straight draw. 17$ in the pot already and you just need to call 7$. You need 29% equity, and I think you have it.