Originally Posted by Dradow
This has been bothering a lot. Villain is a regular and have been playing aggressively, with a few folds into big pots at the rivers.
Hero: (BB) limp with 8d9d
Villain : (4th seat) bet 13
This is where the mistake was made.
When we play and an aggro villain raises preflop and action gets to us, our plan has to be more than to just call and hope to flop gin.
Against an aggro villain who is around 65bb calling with 98dd is just -EV. This aggro villain is going to c-bet nearly 100% of the time and when we have a hand like 98dd we are not going to like 80% of flops we encounter...
Now, if 5 players called and action got to us then you can make a case for calling. But as you describe the action, it folded around to you and now you are heads up.
Think this through... How is calling a raise with a marginal hand Out of Position vs an Aggro opponent who is 65bb deep profitable???
It isn't. Fold preflop.
as played, super easy sigh-shrug-roll eyes-call...