I dont donk-bet this flop into these 2 opponents.We do not have the odds to bet for value.And the fold equity simply is not there.If it were heads up, then showing aggression on the flop is certainly warranted.If one of our opponents were playing from the Big Blind, then I would even consider pushing the flop.But aganist a raiser and a cold-caller who each obviously likes their hand, I don't think leading into them on the flop is going to accomplish much of anything.
Turn seems like a clear check-raise.That 9 is not going to scare anybody. And checking allows CO to get caught in the middle.
and it lets me get in 3 bets on the turn as it looks like i'm trying to find out if my top pair is really not good,
After the 2nd donk-bet, many villanis will slow down.I don't think you can expect to get raised on this turn again a high percentage of the time.Especially since Villain may only be holding overs (AK).He would not raise this turn- but he very possibly would have bet it.Even if you knew
that UTG would raise your funky turn bet, it probably would still not be the best play.The most expected scenario:You bet, UTG raises, CO will very likely fold in this spot.Gain = 2 betsHowever, the alternative line likely goes:You check, UTG bets, CO calls, You raise, UTG calls, CO calls.Gain = 4 betsConclusion:Unless you have reason to believe that UTG will check this turn, leading out into him is probably the wrong play.
against an aggressive villain, check-raising the river imo is PERFECT.I don't think it's too fancy at all. In most situations yes but the way you're playing this hand, ESPECIALLY with the check on the river, you've represented two pair big time
I don't think I've ever shown aggression 3 times... and then slowplayed the river.CO looks like he has been on some kind of draw. Probably a couple of spades?So we can't really be confident he is calling a river bet.And UTG has been slapped in the face 3 times by your bets.Out of shock alone, I think he will often check the river behind you.I bet out.--CM