- Jan 28, 2020
- Reaction score
This right here.Disagree with many of the points here. Going home broke from a tournament within 5 minutes with a hand that was beat on the flop is not inevitable. I said earlier that given the flop, this was a hand that would win a little or lose a lot, unless the board paired. Turns out it was the latter. Betting bigger earlier (post flop) would have just gotten OP busted earlier.
V's passive play made sense to me. He flopped the nuts (unless the board paired later), and had a willing participant to bloat the pot without overtly disclosing his hand. If I had bet into an OOP player three times (pre, flop and turn) and he is still hanging around, I'm seriously considering checking back the river. Definitely folding the check-raise. Yes, lost value. Yes, also still playing in the third hand.
Cash game? Different strategy. All in early, make the draws pay large, and rebuy if V flopped the nuts.