I played a hand last night. It felt kind of weak.
It was a collection pot. The collection is approximately .9 small bets. It is taken if the pot is bigger than 10 small bets.
A laggy bad player raises in MP. I think he was three off the button. His range is pretty wide and I don’t think the collection pots made a differnce to him. I would say his range is 55+, A5s+ , K9s+ , Q9s+, J8s+, T9s+, A6o+, K9o+.
It’s folded to me w/A Q in the BB. I just call.
The flop is K 9 9:spade: . I check fold.
I was getting pummeled and I was down about two racks in an hour and a half. I thought my ablity to take control OOP, never easy in this game, was less than normal, and the chance I would get played back at, higher than normal.
My friend, who was sweating me and had half my action, suggested that he would have reraised pre-flop and bet the flop or amybe if he just called, bet or check-raised the flop.
At first, I thoght maybe I just played it WT, but after thinking about it, I think it was the way to play it given the situation.
I’d like to know what you think.
If this weren’t a collection pot, obviously I think you have an easy 3-bet from the big blind. But since it’s a collection pot, the play isn’t nearly as clear. At first blush, it seems like a close decision to me, but let’s break it down with some numbers to get a clearer picture.