Originally Posted by placenta
What are your thoughts on flatting the flop raise? Since we have As i don't expect villain to have a whole lot of FDs he's raising. We don't lose any value from his value range and we allow him to potentially continue with bluffs. Also we don't mind any turn because we have the bdnfd.
I understand the thought that regs wont continue with their bluffs because its suicide but shouldnt we give an unknown the chance considering he could be a weak player? The only downside i see to flatting is that villain can check back the turn with 89ss and play perfectly against us.
I think one important factor you're missing here is that although your own hand is not vulnerable to bad turn cards, you are vulnerable to losing action from villain. Let's say you flat flop and turn comes 8s, then he would check back with AQ and then a 5 rolls off. Now it has become significantly more unlikely that he will call another bet.
Also, when you flat the flop, your perceived range looks exactly like Ax so he won't ever expect you to fold, therefore he's never going to bluff there. Plus, I really doubt he will bluff when there's only a potsized bet left on the turn.
In conclusion, shoving is best.