akashenk, on 26 July 2012 - 11:37 AM, said:
TrueAce.. what do you mean our hand is way underrepped? And since when is a 10 a "good" kicker, particularly when there are two under cards on the board which could already have outflopped us for two pair?BTW, it seems like you and donk play against lots of folks who tend to bluff in really bad spots. In the few hands I have read your analysis of, you always seem to lean towards trying to get value from some sort of ill-timed bluff from our opponent. Where can I find these games?
If flop checks through, our hand looks under-repped due to the fact that we can have a large opening range in the CO. So many people may perceive our range as missed overs, and mid pairs, or maybe 2nd pair. These hands are usually going to be looking for show down value. With checking, villain may look at us as weak, and act accordingly. Thats why I don't mind checking flop. When we check, villain can bet to try to pick off overs or w/e that have missed (which we get value from) and if it checks through, we can get value on the turn.What you are representing w/ c/r'ing the flop is essentially turning our hand, that has a good amount of value, into a bluff. Why exactly are we c/r'ing flop? Are we happy to get it in? If we aren't isn't our hand essentially 72o or any 2 random cards?You were saying something of the idea of pot control, but a c/r is doing the exact opposite, we are bloating the pot, in a marginal situation, to "find out where we are at". Can't we do that just by check/calling a street and seeing the action on the turn? Why not keep the pot even smaller, and maybe even allow us to get to showdown.I see that you are trying to get better at poker, but some of the thought process that you go through is very flawed. You can't value your tournament life too much because many people can exploit that and take advantage of that. We want to be able to build our chip stack to put us in a position to make the deepest run possible. Being scared of the possibility of getting sucked out on is just the nature of the game.When you make a decision, ask yourself why you are doing that action. I feel that you will have many more questions, and may listen a bit more to the view points of me and Donk