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PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering.


Aug
19
comment $1/$2 Live - Bottom set on flop and facing 3bet
Just because they call doesn't mean that "you get trapped." In fact, you want them to call because your bet is clearly a value bet (many hands that are hopelessly behind yours will call, and even the ones that are drawing will still call). If you are confident that villain will bet then a c/r is fine - but you better be happy getting it in versus a 3bet in that scenario or you are lighting money on fire.
Aug
3
comment $1/$2 Live - Turned top two pair facing heat (line check)
He's tight passive...he's never ever jamming Ax here unless he has two pair. The only two pair combo that makes sense is A9, and I'm not even sure if he opens that pre (I think he'd limp it most likely).
Aug
2
comment $1/$2 Live - Turned top two pair facing heat (line check)
4x raises (and larger) preflop are VERY common at $1/$2 live (as opposed to online). If I made a mistake, it was raising the turn because it's too thin. Just because a flop raise makes the hand "easy" to play doesn't mean it's the best play. Flatting flop is more +EV because it keeps bluffs in and keeps him value betting a wider range of worse made hands as well. It may put me in some tougher spots along the way, but that's OK because it's the most profitable line at that point.
Aug
1
comment $1/$2 Live - Turned top two pair facing heat (line check)
Raising the flop gets me owned when he has better, and limits the value I can get from worse because he'll fold TT, and any J with a weak kicker. I'm not sure if he would slow play a set here. If he has a pair and checks it wouldn't be a slow-play, it would be for pot control. There's only one combo of AA and he could certainly have it, but there are bigger portions of his range that are more likely to show up.
Aug
1
comment $1/$2 Live - Turned top two pair facing heat (line check)
@TobyBooth I didn't consider J9x at all because it's very unlikely he opens it preflop. He might open A9s (probably not A9o) but I think it's more likely he limps suited aces as well (except for ATs+). I got him to show me his hand, so I do know.