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Do you think on the AKhh 4 flush river hand vs. the asian rec and the russian, would it be better to raise in a vacuum given the read that the russian can't really have a high diamond to insure that the asian rec folds a low to medium strength diamond? Obviously he folded the 8d in this situation but i think he folds much more often when we put in a raise to like 1200 here. If it was heads up obviously we just call because the russian is super polarized and won't bet for value without the 9d+ which he rarely has anyways so bluff catching is the far superior play.
Even though you said you don't want to barrel these boards, you bet, hoping to get through the blinds, and not expecting limpers to check a K. If you expect limpers c/c'ing range to not include K's wouldn't this encourage barreling most turns?
Good analysis, but you missed an Obvious one. He could very easily have KJo with the Jd. where he checks flop, then turn because of the one liner to the straight. Then he makes the Nuts on the river. It worked out and the thought process is HUGELY important. But KJ in that spot makes PERFECT sense.