# Betting strategy based on full information

What I am asking is actually how should one bet if he knows the cards of the opponents. Since the question is too broad I would to know what is the best action in the following scenario, but if there are resources for a more general approach I would like to know them.

Let's say that after the flop it's only you and another player, in a tournament hand, which talks first and checks. Flop is Jh, 10s, 6d.

You don't know the exact cards of this player but is predictable enough you can say that has 2 high cards like AK or AQ based on pre flop betting and the fact that he didn't bet post flop. However, you managed to hit a pair because let's say you have 6,7 clubs.

The exact cards are not important but I am trying to give a realistic hand, where you have close to 60% chance of winning and your opponent close to 40%. Let's further assume that your stack at this point is half of the opponent and about as big as the pot so if my calculations are correct it's profitable for both to call an all in. My question is, is it your best option at this point to go all in? Is it to check and bet only in the final round? Does it depend on how late this hand is in the tournament?

• The question is indeed broad. Actually a hand like AK will probably bet the flop, given his usual preflop action which should be raise. This is called Cbet. But given your low stack (as its equal to current pot), that gives you a SPR of 1, means you should get all-in or call an all-in, mostly because you hit something. Practically, your stack and your pair hit governs here.
– user1165
May 27, 2015 at 4:24
• @vlzvl I expect that most people would play tight in this situation to avoid getting out of the game. Assuming that you read your opponent correctly and you know if you are winning or not at any point it is really a matter of how much you should risk, which you say should be everything. Your link is useful though. May 27, 2015 at 5:05
• about the risk, that depends. Not risking to just enter ITM? no, it's not worth waiting for better hands than the one you already have. Risking to move up the money ladder, provided there are other smaller stacks. Perhaps, that a job for ICM. Personally, when my stack gets such low and i'm close to bubble, i definitely call this hand since i'm not gonna live enough anyway in the ITM if im that tight. If im late in tourney, ICM and chip-to-value probably governs there, but generally i try to be more loose before ITM and tighter late in tourney
– user1165
May 27, 2015 at 6:05