I answer 3 listener Q’s about playing overpairs, donk betting, tough opponents and showdowns. This is a listener Q&A.
I have a question, let’s assume I have QQ UTG and I opened to 3.5bb, the ABC Tag villain in the CO is the only caller. The flop comes 2c4c8h. Pot 8.5bb. I cbet 5.5bb and the villain calls, pot is now 19.5bb. The turn comes 6h. So the board is 2c4c8h6h, I cbet 13bb and the villain calls. The pot is now 35.5bb on the river and the Jc comes. So, the final board is 2c4c8h6hJc.
So, what now??? Should I check & call depending on how much the villain bets? Should I cbet the river and fold after he goes all-in? This is a very hard but very common spot. Bad regs they reraise you post flop or Turn, good regs they just calling you till river and then reraise. Most of the time they have sets. And in this case villain held pocket 88’s. Good for him
How are you playing in situations like that? What is the quickest way to know a villain has a set?
Thanks! Best Regards, LTUMaximus
Thanks for the thoughtful response.
I feel like I’m getting bluffed a lot, and my opp’s are putting me to very tough decisions. Do you have any positive advice for someone getting disillusioned and feeling frustrated with tough opponents?
I play in cardrooms where the cards are dealt out of an electronic machine so no dealer and we get dealt about 50 hands an hour. Most of the player pool is grinders since recreational players don’t trust the cpu, so the caliber of competition is tuff.
Should I transition to online? I’ve been playing LIVE poker for about four years now.
Thank you very much for your time and advice
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