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Asad begins reviewing a 4-table HU session vs. Ben "sauce123" Sulsky, one of the best HU players in the world.
When Sauce wins the hand with 82hh you say something to the effect of "it is going to be hard for him to show up with flushes in 3bet pots... the only hands he can make flushes with now are the hands he is 3betting for value" due to the fact that he just flatted pre. With someone at his caliber of making adjustments, don't you think he will realize "hey I just showed down 82hh so now I need to start 3betting these type of hands?" Or do you think his overall gameplan is pretty static with regards to suited hands.
Just briefly considered it since the 8d is a card much better for my range (which is why he checked 76, expecting me to realize this). Ultimately this hand will win enough at sd to check back but it's important to consider all our options.
Thanks and good q, can't have a default strategy vs all players but based on my preflop assumptions about him I'd lean towards cr semibluff 67, ck/call 97, cbet QK. Could be convinced otherwise for either of these hands though, think c/r ck/call and cbet are very close for all 3 hands.
My turn betsize is standardized given texture/stacks with the hands I'd like to valuebet and semibluff with, both of which are not many combos. Also, I think he's less likely to fold 6x and some of the better-equity floats to a smaller bet given immediate pot odds and without the threat of a big river bet.
@EZGAMEHe's defending these suited hands for mathematical reasons and I don't expect he'll deviate much from this pf strategy until I give him a reason to (ie if I were to stop opening 100% or 3xing).
Hey just saw these last few questions
@Highcard Thank you, appreciate the feedback
@tompoker88 I'd be check/calling again on club turns with NFD specifically (A high can be best plenty often) as I expect backdoor flush and A rivers to be bluffed (and therefore valuebet thinly on) a lot. As far as calling weak suited hands out of the big blinds goes, I think whether or not you can profit defending them is very opponent dependent...I'm happy to call if, for example, btn is checking back flop and folding to turn lead too often (or some postflop leak of that nature). Against high flop/turn/river cbet freq though, getting to sd will be a nightmare, in which case I'd be more likely to 3b or fold pre.
@madboy Thanks, will do
@vargha7 He could be betting for a variety of reasons here, might think I fold river too often on this board texture or that it's more profitable to fold out (or get value from) my flop floating range than it is to check back turn and be unsure about which rivers to call etc etc. I expect to have some FE on turn and/or river especially when river will change the board so often.
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