copernicus, on Monday, September 18th, 2006, 10:50 AM, said:
Total re-edit:Call and push the flop. Its not quite a stop and go, because youre not first to act, but if he is just going to cb, it transfers the initiative to you.Almost any line is going to find you all-in, and if you push preflop youre laying 5:1, when you are at best a 2:1 favorite over his raising range.Push on the flop and youve picked up FE against a broad range of hands.
Only against a certain set of players...How often will JJ and QQ fold here versus the number of times you're against someone who can't believe their pocket pair is no good anymore...and now you're in jeopardy of becoming one of those people.AA, AK, KQ and KK won't fold...KJ and KT...well, if he liked that hand enough to raise pf he just might want to follow it through, especially if you didn't reraise him pf.AQ, AJ you don't want to fold.I'd be inclined to, on the flop, raise it to 2500ish to see where we're at. Yeah, we lose almost half our stack if he comes back over the top, but an M of 8 is better than an M of 0.On occasions I don't mind a quick call...the problem is too many times it looks like a flush draw, and he'll bet larger on the turn.Now that he's made a weak turn bet the hand opens new doors (some of which may have large snakes behind them).As played I don't mind a call on the turn to see if he leads the river...nor do I mind pushing and hoping to end the hand right now....the problem here is he's got 3000 left into a pot of 8200ish and he may just decide he'll take his chances with JJ or KJ.You may actually have less FE on the turn in this hand than you would on the flop.