DanielNegreanu, on Saturday, April 22nd, 2006, 2:40 AM, said:
I don't like the way you played this hand:1) I prefer checking that flop, but betting isn't a bad play.2) That turn card is horrible for you. I would check again and call on the turn.3) If I did play the hand the way that you did, I would go ahead and bet the river rather than check-raise. I think check-raising will cost you an extra bet a lot of the time unless you plan on folding to a re-raise. If you bet out and get raised it will cost you two beats when you are beat. If you check-raise that will cost you either two bets and not knowing if you got bluffed, or three bets. If you go for the check-raise, your opponent may check a lot of hands that he would have called you with, a la A-10 or something like that.
Hey Daniel,I agree completely with your third point, but I have a few questions/comments regarding the other 2.1) Why do you prefer a check on this flop? What would be your plan for the rest of the hand? And are there any circumstances or opponents where you would like a bet2) I agree that check/calling is the best play on the turn if our opponent is not a calling station. Betting just puts us in a horrible situation where we get almost no value from weaker hands, yet get put in a tough spot when he raises. What would your plan be on the river if it blanked?Thanks.