Assani, well-thought out hand #1. I think the only misplayed street is river, which is a clear check-raise given it's pretty hard for villain to have the top end of his range checking both the flop and turn. He could also easily just be stabbing at the pot when a player pukes and folds out of turn and the rest of the field has basically conceded the hand. Since we lose to so much of his bluffing range though, raise > call.
Originally Posted by Assani Fisher
I'm UTG with 16,600. Blinds are still the same(100/200). Info on the tournament can be found in post #1, and this is the very next hand so all details are the same. The SB(BB from last hand) has not yet returned from the bathroom, so theres essentially a dead 100 in the pot. I get KK. Your move.
I would usually open to 525 (randomizing optimally between 450 and 600 of course, averaging at 525), but I think we level our tablemates into 3bet bluffing a larger % of the time by opening to 500, letting them think that we are going after the dead small blind (100) for a cheaper price. This is definitely an exploitative move, so once our opponents catch us doing it, we must revert back to our randomized strategy...
Eager to hear the next part of the hand.