cdipierr, on Monday, July 31st, 2006, 6:11 PM, said:
Sorry, yeah it was Party, 10 player, so 20,000 total chips, which makes the stacks close to 10k each. In actuality I think I was a little off. I believe the villian had her 12k to 8k now that I think some more, but still pretty close.Anyway, I buy the calling logic, but I really would have thought the fold equity would have been good here with the push.As it was Party (ok, cheap shot I know), vilian insta-called with A6 of clubs, not worried for a second he was beat. Turn was a K, so the action would have happened there anyway, but the river was an A, and the flush was missed. Oh well.
K3s is a raising hand with the button with even stacks imo. You need to be aggressive HU, and this a great hand to do it with. An A on the flop kills any action, so raising from the button with Aces tends to not win much unless he hits also. A K isnt as threatening if it flops, and you can occasionally slow play the flop when a K does hit.When you get this board, having raised preflop slows down the opponents flop bet and you have a great opportunity for a cheap or free look for a K or flush. Most of the time I would make a smallish continuation bet if he checks, otherwise just call.I think pushing here is horrible unless you know you are nowhere near as good as your opponent. You are fairly easily read for a semi-bluff, and are going to get called by a lot of hands that are better than yours, risking the big money on a hand you are almost certainly an underdog in.HU imo opinion is a game of exploiting position, playing small ball, and letting the blinds and small raises do their thing, rarely if ever bluffing, and trapping when those miracle flops hit your 72o. The biggest weakness Ive seen in opponents HU is calling a 2-3x raise out of position thinking any 2 cards can win, and then folding to a majority of continuation bets when they miss the flop 70% of the time. Use that, and dont be that!Also when you are out of position, raise or check/reraise preflop with your strong (but not monster) hands. You dont want to play out of position and should be happy to take down the blinds or blinds plus a small raise.