Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Burning a Line

It's a term I coined when you decide your post-flop line pre-flop based on the opponent. Today, this guy kept raising my blind and putting in big C-bets. I decided I was going to check-raise him on the next flop no matter what fell.

Well, the first time an interloper came in and raised pre-flop and he fled. Much later, when I was no longer a short stack, I decided that 6d7d would defend and planned on a check-raise with any decent flop.

9d9h5d was closer than I even hoped for. Pot is $1300 and I check, he bets $1k and I move all in for $6k. He calls with AsQs???

Qd is the turn and I take a big pot. But how does he call the check raise with just two overs?

(He went back to raising my blinds too, and with hands like JTo. Is there a target on my head that reads "donk"?)


nzgreen said...

Another line you might wanna take is 3bet pre and shove the flop (go&go). Dependent on your stack size of course.

MHG said...

I can't put you on anything but air with a flop push there... maybe a flush draw. If I'm a bully at the table, I know others will eventually push back with lower hands than they normally would, and from the bully's perspective your flop push looks really weak.

Of course, this is where a lot of low-limit bullies get their comeupance. Say you have a 9 or even 22 for a boat... you play this flop the same way, strongly, and he'll think you're weak.

Bayne_S said...

FYI target reads 'weak/tight'

HighOnPoker said...

Perhaps he knew that he was pushing you around and expected that you were pushing back light. Its a move I've pulled before. You overwhelm a guy with raises and then when he pushes back, you can call with a much wider range, depending on the situation, since presumably you've gotten him off of his usual game. This guy is probably writing a post right now about how he got some donk to push all-in with a flush draw and straight draw on a paired board and he was still smart enough to call while ahead with an unimproved AQs. I'm not saying that is what happened. I 100% understand your line of thinking. But from his perspective, there may have been some strategic reason for his call.

Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

It's a hideous play that only gets done because of how seemingly often the two overcard caller there somehow gets rewarded on the turn or the river. I played two mtt's last night and both ended in that exact same scenario, me getting called on the flop by just two overcards (only in my case they were drawing to just 6 outs or less), and both hit to eliminate me from what would otherwise surely have been 5-figure scores. NLH mtt's are the sickest things ever.