Originally Posted by nonsimplesimon
I'd play it 100% the same. But the fact that you're posting it makes me believe that that's the incorrect way???
I'm not sure how to take this.
I posted the hand because <orientation=results>I was surprised by how the river turned out,</orientation> and I wanted a line check.
I'm particularly happy with the feedback I'm getting here. Captain R's response was the best of the lot (modulo the brainfart about 99; just imagine he wrote TT):
Originally Posted by Captain R
I think when he checks behind this flop, he either has a monster or an airball. I mean, some guys will check back 99 or something, but not a whole lot. When we check the turn, we get more value out of his airballs and lose less to his monsters. And with the
, we don't even risk anything, he's basically drawing dead with his airballs.
This is just the sort of response I was looking for. Thanks.
And, specifically to pgcounty and the others who want me to 3-bet preflop: I won't do so unless either (a) I have a specific read that the villain will go off for multiple bets HU preflop with less than the very best hands, e.g. someone who will reraise my three-bet with hands like AJ or KQ; or (b) I have a specific read that the villain simply is not a hand reader, and plays only the strength of their own hand without imagining mine.