Originally Posted by Chuck Bass
I thought this would generate more discussion so I guess I'll spoil the results.
In the end I chose to give up on the river and Ari showed 54o (which is why I would almost always 3bet pre, I just felt like in that exact spot with that gameflow he would 4bet a lot and I didn't want to 5bet bluff for the second time within a couple of hands. So 3betting would've felt like a waste of a hand and I decided to construct my range so that I 3bet a more polarized range of air/nuts and flat pairs and broadway type of stuff).
Anyway is he really supposed to have 54/33/AA there? I just couldn't understand why he would raise the flop with the hand he had and that's what led me to play the hand differently. I mean wp him, got the maximum, but is it a wrong assumption from me to expect him to just call with those hands vs my flop raise?
Sucks that you posted results, but Fwiw, I agree w your thinking. His 3bet on the flop is weird. When he 3 bets he is totally polarizing his range.
And your call of 3bet should look very strong to him. This causes him to slow down on the turn. I like your turn sizing in that it folds bluffs and helps you get away from better.
Did you consider smooth calling flop and take it away on later streets as the board gets worse. Curious why u didn't take that route?
Yea, one more thing.. You may want to post bluffs from villains pov without mentioning your hole cards.. Cause when you do post bluffs, the are always some "clean", "sensible" results based :-) hand advice that you get. (which is easily given and mostly not of much use)