asking why a professional poker player might want to reduce variance?
Haha, sorry. I was totally housed when I logged on last night. Kind of a dumb que...
def happy to take a tiny hit in increased rake after rakeback to reduce variance
The rationale behind calling the broadways is that Nikolas is betting most of his range here, and check/raising would get out all the air we want him to bet.
Flop of the beast
Poker Stars $0.10/$0.25 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players - View hand 780219
Villain's worse hand to value bet: JJ
Why? It's hard for jk3a to have any 2's in his range pre, and even harder for them to still be in his range after c/c'ing twice....
OP: What are our implied odds if villain is stacking off 100% of the time when we hit?
This hand is kind of puzzling for me. I would be inclined to call the turn, but fold the J river when he leads strong again.
why are we betting < 1/2 pot on flop?
why are we checking turn?
I'm curious about 4betting here. I think I would usually do so myself, but what are people doing to a 5bet? If your 4bet gets called, are you still comfortable getting it in with a board like th...
I ended up betting somewhat small, $4.50 I think, trying to target villain's range and get a call from a lot of hands that he would fold to a larger bet. Then he jammed and I realized I may have...